An emphasis or minor in Graphic Design
Graphic design integrates diverse elements into a total message that gives power and richness to communication. Graphic design contributes to the liberal arts education of all students by providing classes in art appreciation and studio art and design, which foster appreciation and critical awareness. Students will gain essential experience in cultural, aesthetic, technical, ethical and business fields by drawing on the varied opportunities of the university.
The program offers experience in professional studio art (including design, photography, typography, technology, business and written communication) through which we emphasize studio skill, critical and analytical thinking and exposure to multiple aesthetic approaches.
All university students may take these courses in our fully equipped Mac lab, which is monitored and accessible to Digital Media and Design students 24 hours a day.
The graphic design curriculum provides students with problem-solving skills, methodology, craftsmanship, professional behavior, design theory and history. Students will learn critical technological skills through the use of computer design applications, and organizational confidence with an emphasis on conceptual independent creation of visual communication pieces.
Graduates of the graphic design emphasis could possibly embark on careers such as:
- Account Manager
- Creative Director
- Design Education
- Design (Studio)
- Graphic Design
- Prepress Preparation
- Production Designer
- Public Relations
- Studio Manager
- Visual Merchandise Design
- Web Design
- And More!