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Department of Art & Design

Design Minor

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Department of Art & Design

Design Minor

  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

20 credits

required for minor

20 credits

20 credits

required for minor

A design minor will introduce you to the principles of working with design software and design theory, as well as the critical thinking skills and interpersonal skills unique to the profession of design. Many art majors minor in design to improve their computer design skills and become familiar with the industry, as well as learn how to produce promotional materials as it relates to being a professional artist.

Some classes in this minor include:
  • Drawing I
  • Design Concepts
  • Introduction to Layout
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Imaging
  • Graphic Design II
  • Interactive Design
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Northwestern has shown me how to relate to the world in a Christ-like manner. The college helped me find a way to incorporate my faith and beliefs in everything I do: graphic design, art, relationships, etc. My design professor has been like a mentor to me. His passion for helping students express their creativity while praising God has been a source of inspiration.
Sam - Guatemala City, Guatemala

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