More About the Major

THE GRAPHIC DESIGN MAJOR OFFERS

  • Graphic design is everywhere. You see it on your computer screen, in your environment, even in your refrigerator.

  • Our program produces creative, informed, contemplative, visually astute designers able to grow within a continually evolving, dynamic profession.

  • The program supports the creative process with a carefully sequenced and multiform curriculum emphasizing the fundamentals of design through concept development, an understanding of design history, image making, typography, hand skills, interaction and digital technology.

  • Graduates enter the design profession with skills to meet the challenges and demands of an exciting, multi-faceted, career utilizing traditional, new and evolving media.

  • Graphic Designers are digital artists who have grown beyond two-dimensional design and make their mark with a broad spectrum of visual communication applications encompassing print, branding, motion graphics, packaging, environmental graphics, interactive and web-based media.

  • Theory and practice are balanced with an emphasis on research and process. The department emphasizes strong communication and presentation skills, all enriched by the internship program.