Program Curriculum

Graphic Design Program

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

(71 SEMESTER HOURS)

  • Articulated partnership with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) for students earning an Associate of Applied Science in Design and Graphic Technology.
  • Students should discuss this option with their NWTC advisors who work with Lakeland University staff to gain entry into this program.

Students must complete the Associate of Applied Science in Design and Graphic Technology at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and transfer relevant coursework to Lakeland.

Students apply for admission to Lakeland’s Graphic Design degree completion program and complete the following coursework (offered at the LU Green Bay Center, NWTC campus location or other delivery formats, online, BlendEd®, BlendEd® LIVE):

Note: The following lists the minimum requirements for program completion. Additional coursework may be required based on an analysis of transfer credits.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES REQUIREMENTS REMAINING

GEN 112 - Composition II: Argumentation and Research

GEN 3XX - Core II: Exploring the Human Condition

GEN 4XX - Core III: Shaping the Future (WI)

GRAPHIC DESIGN MAJOR REQUIREMENTS REMAINING

ART 101 - Drawing I

ART 151 - Two-Dimensional Design

ART 242 - Color Theory

GDN 265 - History of Graphic Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete seven (7) SH from the following:

ART 352 - Digital Photography II

GDN 204 - Motion Graphics

GDN 305 - Advanced Digital Illustration

GDN 307 - Advanced Page Layout

GDN 400 - Internship in Graphic Design (1-3 SH)

Student may earn a maximum of 6 semester hours toward this requirement.

GDN 490 - Independent Research in Graphic Design (1-3 SH)

Student may earn a maximum of 6 semester hours toward this requirement.

MKT 350 - Marketing Principles

GENERAL ELECTIVES

Students must complete twenty-one (21) SH of general electives to earn 120 total SH to degree.

SH = semester hours

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

(70 SEMESTER HOURS)

  • Articulated partnership with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC-Milwaukee) for students earning an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design.
  • Students should discuss the option with their MATC advisors who work with Lakeland University staff to gain entry into this program.

Students must complete the Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design at MATC and transfer relevant coursework to Lakeland.

Students apply for admission to Lakeland’s Graphic Design degree program and complete the following coursework (offered at the LU Milwaukee Center, MATC campus location or other delivery formats, online, BlendEd®, BlendEd® LIVE):

Note: The following lists the minimum requirements for program completion. Additional coursework may be required based on an analysis of transfer credits.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES REQUIREMENTS REMAINING

GEN 112 - Composition II: Argumentation and Research

GEN 3XX - Core II: Exploring the Human Condition

GEN 4XX - Core III: Shaping the Future (WI)

GRAPHIC DESIGN MAJOR REQUIREMENTS REMAINING

ART 101 - Drawing I

ART 242 - Color Theory

GRAPHIC DESIGN ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete fifteen (15) SH from the following:

ART 251 - Digital Photography I

ART 352 - Digital Photography II

GDN 204 - Motion Graphics

GDN 305 - Advanced Digital Illustration

GDN 306 - Advanced Image Editing

GDN 307 - Advanced Page Layout

GDN 400 - Internship in Graphic Design (1-3 SH)

Student may earn a maximum of 6 semester hours toward this requirement.

GDN 490 - Independent Research in Graphic Design (1-3 SH)

Student may earn a maximum of 6 semester hours toward this requirement.

MKT 350 - Marketing Principles

GENERAL ELECTIVES

Students must complete twenty (20) SH of general electives to earn 120 total SH to degree.

SH = semester hours

Lakeland student working on graphic design project.

Experiential Education

Real-World Experience

Graphic Design students enrolled in Lakeland's traditional program on the main campus have the ability to gain 12-18 months of full-time work experience and academic credit for their work through our Cooperative Education program. A combination of scholarships and wages will help significantly reduce or eliminate post-graduation debt.

Cooperative Education

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