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Academic Advising

Graphic Design Majors are required to make an appointment with their adviser prior to registering for classes for the first time. You must bring to your first Advising Appointment: Printed Degree Plan and Recommended Sequence of Courses (completed to the best of your ability).

It is the responsibility of students to investigate necessary resources and information to help them make informed decisions regarding their academic careers. Students are encouraged to visit DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System), the TWU website and work with advisers to stay informed about their degree requirements, current institutional policy, departmental scholarships, and support services.


Transfer Students

Minor in Graphic Design

Eighteen (18) hours of graphic design classes are required to complete a Minor in Graphic Design. Listed below is the recommended sequence of courses. The Minor Declaration Form (link) must be approved and signed by the student's minor adviser, and then submitted to the student's major adviser and the Registrar.  See Advising & Graduation requirements for more info.

Art 2223 Intro to Computer Based Art (Must take the Graphic Design Section)
Art 3243 Fundamentals of Type & Image
Art 3293 Design I: Identity & Symbols
(Choice of any three (3) courses below)
Art 4233 Professional Portfolio (Prerequisite for ART 4653/4656 Coop Ed)
Art 4253 Design II: Publication Design
Art 4283 Design III: Interactive Design
Art 4293 Design IV: Advertising Design
Art 4953 Cooperative Education

Internships / Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education (Internship) courses illustrate a growing and successful part of the graphic design curriculum developed through an active partnership with TWU Career Services, continued relationships with both on-campus and off-campus employers and early professional practice instruction for students. Beginning in 2007 and as of Spring 2012, external companies have offered permanent positions to 15.38% (6 out of 39) of TWU graphic design students employed as interns.

Internships / Cooperative Education


Graphic Design Program Major Adviser

Jana C Perez
940-898-2543 (Office)



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