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Develop a personal artistic vision while you strengthen your ability to translate ideas into visual concepts as a Graphic Design major or minor.

With a combination of print, web, and multimedia design courses, you can take advantage of the unique opportunity to explore the future of graphic design utilizing the latest technology.


Contact Information 

Jeanne Komp 
Professor and Chair, Visual and Performing Arts 


At a glance:

Total credits for major


Total credits for minor


Projected job growth to 2024*


Graphic Design Program Details

As a Graphic Design program participant, you will gain hands-on experience working in print, web, and multimedia; by the time you graduate, you will have a comprehensive graphic design portfolio that demonstrates your skillset to potential employers.

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.

Employment Outlook

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:

  • Book design
  • Corporate design
  • Interactive media design
  • Magazine design
  • Museum exhibits
  • Packaging and label design
  • Publication design
  • Signage
  • Web design

Program Highlights

  • 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

Skills Learned

  • 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 report for employment category: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations.