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Graphic Arts

Marian University’s Graphic Arts major actively integrates knowledge in the graphic design profession with the personal vision of a traditional studio artist. This career-oriented program investigates current print and electronic design principles and their technical application. Studies reflect upon the trends in graphic design technology, emerging media forms and a visually sophisticated society.

Our program provides the necessary technical design skills, and a broad-based liberal arts curriculum where students learn to multi-task with a variety of electronic and “out-of-the-box” design skills. Graduates are equipped to adapt to emerging technologies and the ever-changing atmosphere of the design world.

General Education Program: 46-49 University requirements. Major satisfies the art common core and elective core courses.

Foreign Language requirement
12 credits or equivalent:
Language requirement for BA

Other requirements
10- 12 credits:
University electives (6 credits must be non-art)

64-66 credits as follows:

Art History
6 credits:
ART 230 Survey of Art History I, 3 cr.
ART 240 Survey of Art History II, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
ART 235 Women Artists through History, 3 cr.
ART 236 Contemporary Art History, 1-3 cr.
ART 237 American Art History, 3 cr.

Studio Art
15 credits:
ART 111 Basic Drawing, 3 cr.
ART 201 Design, 3 cr.
ART 202 Basic Painting, 3 cr.
ART 250 Printmaking, 3 cr.
ART 303 Life Drawing, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
ART 211 Basic Sculpture, 2-3 cr.
ART 212 Basic Ceramics, 2-3 cr.

Graphic Arts
16-18 credits:
ART 203 Introduction to Graphic Arts, 3 cr.
ART 205 Digital Imaging, 3 cr.
ART 207 Computer Illustration, 3 cr.
ART 305 Introduction to Photography, 3 cr.
ART 340 Web Design, 3 cr.
ART 397 Internship, 1-3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
ART 401 Advanced Design, 3 cr.
ART Graphic Arts elective, 3 cr.

Other program requirements
18 credits:
ART Art elective, 3 cr.
COM 202 Writing for Media, 3 cr.
COM 333 Computer Applications for Communication, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
MKT 302 Principles of Advertising, 3 cr.
TEC 102 Computer Software Applications, 3 cr.

0 credits:
ART 010, 020, 030, 040 Art Exhibition Attendance, 0 cr.

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Fun Fact

When Marian first opened, the university (then college) had eight faculty and 17 full-time and 25 part-time students (Source: Marian University Archives).

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45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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