MinorGraphic Design Communication

Wichita State's minor in graphic design communication is exclusively for students working toward a BFA in graphic design. The minor helps you build additional skills that complement your graphic design degree—from writing and editing to integrated marketing and campaigns—making you more marketable to employers.

Learn how graphic design communication is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Fine Arts, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Childhood passion turns into graphic design career 

Communication students are free to pursue their passions as part of their careers.

Most small children go through a phase when they're more interested in the box a toy came in than the actual toy. That fascination never went away for graphic design alumna Lauren Osoba.

"Growing up, I would often save packaging or even leave products unopened to preserve it," she says. "At Wichita State, I had an 'ah-ha' moment when I realized people do this for a career."

Buoyed by her experience at WSU, Osoba is now a successful graphic designer and illustrator, specializing in branding and print design.


The 15-credit-hour minor covers:

  • Writing for the Mass Audience
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Editing for Print
  • Advertising Copywriting
  • Integrated Marketing Communications Campaigns
  • Senior Portfolio Seminar (optional but encouraged)


A degree in graphic design from Wichita State will help build your skills, your confidence and your portfolio—leading to careers such as creative director, advertising executive, communications professional and designer in a wide range of settings.

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