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Graphic Design and Digital Media limited access information

Review dates for the 2021–2022 academic year

FALL 2021: October 29, 2021

SPRING 2022: March 4, 2022

You must be formally accepted to the University before you can apply to the Graphic Design and Digital Media limited access program


Welcome and thank you for your interest in The Graphic Design + Digital Media program at the University of North Florida. This is a limited access program designed to offer the student an in depth study of the field of graphic design. Students will be exposed to unique learning opportunities and industry standard software packages that will provide them with a competitive edge when entering the workforce or further education pursuits.


Course work will focus on the students acquiring several portfolio building pieces through the development of fundamental skills and techniques and an understanding of the creative process. The work will consist of, but will not be limited to: page design, web design, posters, packaging, corporate identification systems and time-based motion graphics. The development of problem-solving skills and critical thinking will be stressed in all aspects of the program. Each course will emphasize the creative process as it relates to Graphic Design + Digital Media.


The graphic design and digital media field is quite competitive, and our program keeps in line with this to prepare our students for success. The design field is a mix; part business, part creativity, part tech and even part math. We always need to keep the client and audience in mind when developing work. In the program you will focus on developing communication skills through hand-drawing, computer development and mockups of projects. Our focus is on typography, branding, packaging, motion and UI/UX design and web design.


Occasionally there is some confusion about which jobs are connected with a GDDM degree. Here are a few areas NOT connected with design; Interior Design, Industrial Design, 3D Animation, Character Development, Comics/Manga or Fashion design. Our students do get work in; web design, print layout, advertising, screen interface design and brand identity.


Reviews will be conducted in October (approximately week 9 of Fall term) for enroll in Spring classes, March (approximately week 9 of Spring term) for students who desire to enroll in Fall classes.


To be accepted into the Graphic Design & Digital Media track students must be admitted into the University and successfully pass the Limited Access review. All students that have taken and passed the prerequisite courses or approved equivalents are eligible to apply.


Instructions for Applying:

The Portfolio:

Portfolio Review Questions: