If you are seeking a creative and challenging profession, Graphic Design offers a dynamic and colorful career choice. Graphic designers use words and images to express messages that inform, persuade, and incite to action individuals and audiences. Graphic designers translate communication goals through printed materials, such as logos, symbols, annual reports, newsletters, packaging, business forms, and stationery. They are involved in the creation of electronic presentations of information through web sites, graphical computer interfaces, interactive multimedia, and motion graphics in television and video.
The Art Department offers a major in Graphic Design with a program that provides you integrated tracks of design for print and the web, conceptual problem solving, typography and illustration. Design theory and practice, along with production using current computer software will prepare you for entry-level positions in a graphic design career in print and electronic media. Over the course of the major, you will complete a portfolio with your career goals in mind.
Expand Your Skills
Assemble a portfolio of work samples
Complete a relevant internship
Work on campus in publications or design layout
Develop problem solving skills and the ability to meet a deadline
Pay attention to detail
Become familiar with printing and production processes