Graphic Design

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
  • Keep up with the latest trends in technology
  • Volunteer your services for non-profit groups
Career Options
  • Advertising Artist
  • Art Director
  • Art Teacher
  • Book Illustrator
  • Communications Specialist
  • Content Developer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Forensic Artist
  • Graphic Artist
  • Interface Designer
  • Layout Artist
  • Logo Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Retail Store Art Director
  • Set Designer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Textile Designer
  • Visual Journalist
  • Web Designer
Professional Organizations
  • The American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • Graphic Artists Guild
  • Society for Environmental Graphic Design
  • Graphic Artists Information Network
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