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Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Fall 2020

Program description

Art - Design

The Design Option offers students the study of graphic design, web design and motion graphics, plus development of fundamental design knowledge, skills, and creativity. All design courses are offered as hybrid courses, meeting once a week face-to face classroom, and with an online component, preparing students with fundamental understanding of the design processes in print media, web design and motion graphics. In addition, they are introduced to professional practices in graphic design.

Our goals are:

  1. To provide students with an understanding of the visual elements of art and principles of design.
  2. To provide students with technical and expressive fluency in industry-standard software application.
  3. To give students a critical awareness of own design work fulfilling graphics design communication purposes.
  4. To help students produce a portfolio of professional materials including a resume.
  5. To help students present and discuss own artistic works and practices.
  6. To introduce students to the requirements of an entry level position as a graphic designer.

Admission requirements

First-time freshman:

  • High school GPA of 3.0 (“B” average) or higher
  • High school graduation certificate or exam results
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

In addition to the Art major requirements, modules for the Design Option include:

  • Intro to Graphic Applications
  • Drawing 1
  • Sources of Graphic Design
  • Conceptualization
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Typography I
  • Digital Photography
  • Web Design I
  • Motion Graphics I
  • Motion Graphics II
  • Web Design II
  • Typorgraphy II
  • Visual Identity and Branding
  • Portfolio

Tuition fees

  • Tuition Fees: $6,945 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $9,504 (24 units/2 semesters)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Career opportunities

  • Exhibiting artist
  • Self-employed work for various organizations on free-lance or commission basis
  • Artist-in-residence/artist-in-the-schools
  • Art consultant
  • Art director
  • Cartoonist
  • Illustrator
  • Medical illustration
  • Book illustration
  • Computer artist

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About this institute

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

Established in 1960, California State University, Dominguez Hills (called CSUDH) is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County with easy access to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the sunny California beaches. CSUDH...

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Contact info

California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
90747 Carson California
United States of America

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