Concentrations

In addition to the core Graphic Communication classes students take over their time here at Cal Poly, students specialize in distinct areas of study called concentrations. Graphic Communication has 4 areas of concentration: Design Reproduction Technology, Web and Digital Media, Graphic Communication Management, and Graphics for Packaging. We also provide the option for students to create their own Individualized Course of Study with their faculty advisor.

When can I apply for my concentration?


Design Reproduction Technology Concentration

To apply for (or switch to) the Design Reproduction Technology concentration you must have four full quarters remaining before graduation.

For those applying to DRT, know that you will be required to attach 3-5 professional quality non-returnable samples of your current work to show evidence of your technical/design ability. The samples should not exceed 8.5"x11".

Web and Digital Media Concentration

To apply for the Web and Digital Media Concentration you must have four full quarters remaining before graduation.


Freshmen

Applications for freshmen are accepted during the fifth, sixth, and seventh weeks of their 4th quarter (excluding Summer quarters) at Cal Poly — generally Fall quarter of their Sophomore year. The application is due to the department office (26-201B) by the end of the seventh week.


Transfer Students

Applications for transfer students are accepted during the fifth, sixth, and seventh weeks of their 2nd quarter (excluding Summer quarters) as a Graphic Communication major. The application is due to the department office (26-201B) by the end of the seventh week.


You can find the application at the Wall of Forms in front of the Graphic Communication Department office (26-201B) or here during the fifth, sixth, and seventh weeks of Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters.

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