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.
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.
Applications for transfer students are accepted during the fifth, sixth, and seventh weeks of their 1st 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.
GRC CONCENTRATION APPLICATION
The application is now on online process! Applications are accepted the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh weeks of Fall, Winter and Spring Quarter.
Beginning Monday, October 12, 2020 you can apply for your concentration if you are eligible. Applications will close on October 30, 2020 at 4:30pm.