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The mission of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Graphic Design program is to train students to acquire creative and analytical processes that integrate Design and technology, to communicate ideas and information from a client to an audience, and to become innovators and leaders in print and screen related areas of professional practice. The Graphic Design program, furthermore, encourages exploration through problem-solving methodologies, innovative investigations, and creative research in all forms of communication. The program is dedicated to excellence in teaching, academic and creative research, and professional practice by focusing on creative and intellectual thinking, awareness of individual, social and cultural issues in a global context, the integration of new technology and the concern for ethical implications and the natural environment.

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Program Educational Objectives

The B.A. in Graphic Design program offered by the Department of Design at the Ramez G. Chagoury, Faculty of Architecture, Arts & Design (FAAD), aims at:

  1. 1.Providing the learner with the proper exposure to enhance reflective approach to design and foster critical thinking;
  2. 2.Developing the intellectual and theoretical backgrounds of the students through the study of modern and contemporary history and theories of Graphic Design;
  3. 3.Increasing student’s awareness with respect to social issues, cultural and global themes, and awareness of the individual; and
  4. 4.Preparing the learner for professional practice.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graphic Design graduates will:

  1. 1.Develop design and communication skills;
  2. 2.Practice critical thinking in design research;
  3. 3.Relate cultural and historical knowledge to problem-solving;
  4. 4.Implement design solutions related to client needs and social issues;
  5. 5.Manage design projects including various variables; and
  6. 6.Appraise professionally and ethically the requirements of clients and the project.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University admission requirements, prospective candidates must complete any remedial English course(s) the first year of enrollment. Students who fail to meet the above requirements will not be allowed to proceed to the degree courses in Graphic Design and other majors in the Design Department of the Ramez G. Chagoury, Faculty of Architecture, Arts & Design.


Graduation Requirements

To receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, a student must complete a total of 102 credits with an overall GPA of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3/4.0 in all Core and Major Courses. All major courses with a grade of less than “C-”  must be repeated. The 102 credits necessary for graduation are divided as follows:


Liberal Arts Curriculum (27cr.)

Free Electives (6cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall semester year I (15cr.)
GDP 213 Digital Sketching for Graphic Design
3 cr.
GDP 214 Fundamental of Graphic Design
3 cr.
GDP 217 Conceptual Communication in Digital Media 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (15cr.)
GDP 319 Colour for Graphic Designers
3 cr.
GDP 323 History of Graphic Design & Cont. Issues
3 cr.
GDP 223 Fundamentals of Typography
3 cr.
GDP 227 Digital Media I
3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Summer Session Year I (6cr.)
3 cr.
3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (15cr.)
GDP 318 Info Graphics
3 cr.
GDP 317 Digital Media II 3 cr.
GDP 322 Applied Typographic Design 3 cr.
GDP 324 Photography for Graphic Designers 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year II (15cr.)
GDP 321 Visual Communication I 3 cr.
GDP 325 Sustainable Graphic Design
3 cr.
GDP 361 Type Design and Experimental Typography 3 cr.
GDP 362 Interactive Design and Motion Graphics 3 cr.
3 cr.
Summer Session Year II (6cr.)
LAC 3 cr.
    LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
GDP 413 Print Management & Production 3 cr.
GDP 415 Branding for Design 3 cr.
GDP 463 Arabic Type Design 
3 cr.
GDP 464 Type in Motion 3 cr.
GDP 416 Collaborative Design for Change 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (15cr.)
GDP 423 Professional Practice & Portfolio Preparation
3 cr.
GDP 465 Senior Studio
3 cr.

Free Elective
3 cr.

Free Elective
3 cr.

LAC 3 cr.


Total 102 Credits
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