Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
The Graphic Design program at AUC is a four-year program consisting of various theoretical, practical and technical studio courses that will enable students to integrate a good command of visual language with conceptual work, theory, and technology. Our theory courses are unique for their focus on regional and local design history and practices. The program introduces students to various practical studio courses that produce 2D, 3D, and time-based and interactive design projects.
Classes are mostly critique based, encouraging debate, discussion, and lateral thinking, utilizing formal and practical knowledge. All course work is done in studios that have access to the Department of the Arts workshops and labs. The classes are taught by a group of accomplished faculty supported by visiting faculty and guest lectures. Students create work that is uniquely theirs, helping them to build a portfolio from which they can develop their careers.
Declaration of the Graphic Design Major
To be eligible to declare a Graphic Design major, students must have completed two courses in the program with a minimum grade of C+: DSGN 200/2200 - Design Foundations (3 cr.) , DSGN 213/2113 - Introduction to Visual Cultures (3 cr.) .
After completing these two courses, students are requested to sit for a portfolio interview where a committee evaluates their work.
Based on space availability, a limited number of students who have completed their courses and who present a promising portfolio as determined by the department will be accepted into the major.
Students who did not pass the interview can sit for another interview after they take DSGN 201/2201 - Design Principles & Practices (3 cr.) and DSGN 215/2115 - History of Graphic Design (3 cr.) . The second interview is the final one.
If a student is rejected after the second interview, they cannot declare graphic design as a major, but they can register for any of the Graphic Design minors.
Please note that that the minimum grade for the DSGN courses mentioned is C+ to declare the major or any of the minors.
A total of 120 credits are required for a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.