The Communication Design minor provides you with an opportunity to explore your particular interests in web design, interactive media and game design, and traditional graphic design. Students must complete 12 units, with at least 6 units at the upper-division, that do not double count for their major or another minor.
The Communication Design minor provides the opportunity to integrate knowledge of web, visual and interactive media and game design into your major coursework. It provides high-quality educational opportunities to all CSUMB students who want a deeper understanding of design principles, hands-on media production skills, and digital content development in order to make informed contributions to their community with creative digital media designed with industry standard technology.
Please note: Twelve of the units taken to complete a minor (6 of which are upper
division) may not be used in fulfillment of other minors,
concentrations, or major requirements.
Complete all of the following courses:
- CST 201: Media Tools I (3 units)
- CST 227: Design Fundamentals (3 units) or CST 328: Digital Art and Design (3 units)
Complete at least six (6) units from the following course list:
- CST 304: Publication Design (2-4 units)
- CST 322: Environment Modeling (2 units)
- CST 323: Character Design (2 units)
- CST 346: Human-Computer Interaction (3 units)
- CST 406: Logo Design Workshop (2 units)
- CST 422: Level Design (2 units)
- CST 423: Character Animation (2 units)
- CST 351: Web Design (4 units)
- CST 404: Publication Workshop (4 units)
- CST 421: Game Design & Interactive Media II (4 units)
- CST 451: Web Production (4 units)
- CST 446: User Research and Experience Design (3 units)
LO 1: Fundamental Design Tools
Students use professional-level media design tools AND Web development skills for the creation of digital content.
LO 2: Aesthetics & Design Principles
Students apply fundamental graphic design principles to create digital content that communicates a specific message to an audience.
LO 3: Communication Design Techniques
Students design static and dynamic digital content using advanced design techniques and tools, and illustrate advanced knowledge of interactivity, usability and aesthetics.