The mission of the Communication Design Minor is to enable learners to gain the communication design thinking, knowledge, and skills that will enhance their core area of study. Learners grow these competencies through exercises, projects, and learning experiences designed to develop practical, analytical, creative, emotional, and social intelligences. Those who complete the program are prepared to use their skills to develop and produce visual outcomes that communicate clearly, activating conceptual messaging and detailed aesthetic.

Visit the Communication Design Minor Page on the Miami University website to review the course requirements.

Requirements for the Minor

Prerequisite for Application

ART151 Becoming a People-Driven Designer (1) formerly Pre-Communication Design

Minor Review Process

The Communication Design Minor submission consists of the final video project from ART 151 and a current Degree Audit Report (DAR). Your ART151 video must be supplied as a YouTube link and will be evaluated using the criteria below:

Problem SolvingCommunication designers are creative problem solvers. Your video should address how you identify, examine, and creatively address complex problems.
Design ProcessCommunication designers use an iterative design process to help solve creative problems. Your video should showcase your ability to follow and communicate a design process. 

Submission Deadlines

Materials must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, April 30, 2021, to be considered for the Communication Design Minor beginning in Fall 2021. No late submissions will be accepted. Work is evaluated by Communication Design faculty in an online submission and closed screening.

Notification of acceptance status will be by email from the Communication Design faculty the week of May 3. The top-scoring (up to 24) students will be admitted to the Minor per year. The faculty in Communication Design will provide applicants who are not accepted with evaluation scores and feedback.

Questions about the Minor Application Process should be directed to Dennis Cheatham

Use the form on this page to submit a portfolio to apply for the Communication Design Minor.

Minor Application Submission Form

Minor Application Submission Form

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