Media Design (minor)

Customize your studies

This flexible interdisciplinary minor allows you to blend courses in art, design and media and there’s room to customize course projects to explore your career interests in conjunction with your major.

Beautiful and Useful

You’ll master the fundamentals of design and learn how to make beautiful, technically sophisticated digital media using creative tools from the Adobe Creative Cloud as well as traditional 2-D or 3-D art media. Because this minor is rooted in art and design strategies you will develop confidence in the expression of your viewpoint through creation of a personal style of visual communication in a variety of media. Your knowledge of content development and media theory will also help you understand your audience and meet the communication needs of diverse clients. 

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.

Media Design Support Beginning
FA-112Intro to the Arts: Digital Art (or any FA-110 series course)4
or A-189S Form and Space
A-1342-D Design3
Media Design Support Intermediate
MDIA-262Graphic Designs & Illustration3
Media Design Support Advanced
Take 6 credits from the following:6
Content Development Media Design
New Media
Digital Art for MDIA Majors
Digital Photography
3-D Design