Graphic Design Program Details
The Graphic Design program focuses on building skills to communicate visually in both print and digital media. From day one, you will learn design fundamentals, problem-solving, and the integration of technology to produce creative solutions in a hands-on environment. The major integrates a holistic approach that is grounded in business strategy with real-world applications.
Utilizing the latest technology, including the professional Apple computer labs that allow you to have hands-on experience using the same equipment and software found in professional design studios around the world, and through our strong internship program, you'll demonstrate your knowledge by putting your skills tow ork and strengthening your ability to translate ideas into visual concepts in print, web, and multimedia mediums.
With its emphasis on hands-on learning and a multitude of mediums, the Graphic Design program prepares students for internships and careers in a variety of fields, including:
- Design assistant
- Digital designer
- Graphic designer
- Production artist
- UI/UX designer
- Visual designer
- Web designer
- Utilize the latest technology and professional-level equipment and software
- Emphasis on hands-on learning in print, web, and multimedia
- Develop a comprehensive design portfolio
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
- You can participate AIGA Student Design Club for students in the major. AIGA is the professional association for design.
- Demonstrate a visual problem solving method of creativity using critical thinking and research techniques
- Understand the principles and elements of design
- Demonstrate skills in design, layout, typography, pre-press, and printing
- Use the appropriate computer technology in the creation of design projects
- Create a professional graphic design portfolio of ten to 12 projects that demonstrate effective design solution
- Articulate concept intention and construction of meaningful images through written or oral communication
- Understand relevant and ethical practices as they apply to the graphic design profession
*Employment projections taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Notes the projected percent change in employment from 2021 to 2031.