Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

This minor is available to AVT majors. AVT majors must complete 12 credits unique to the minor. 

It is recommended that non-AVT majors take AVT 104 Two-Dimensional Design and Color (Mason Core) for their Art Mason Core requirement as well as AVT 180 New Media in the Creative Arts (Mason Core) for the Information Technology (IT, except ethics) requirement. These courses are prerequisites for Graphic Design coursework.

Banner Code: GD

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Note: Students pursuing the Graphic Design minor are only responsible for the prerequisites required in the minor curriculum. Please contact the department for questions or issues when registering for classes.


AVT 215Typography (Mason Core)3
AVT 311Graphic Design Methods and Principles3
AVT 313Editorial Design3
or AVT 414 Brand Identity Design
AVT 318History of Graphic Design3
AVT 412Advanced Typography3
or AVT 416 Advertising Design
Total Credits15