Graphic Design

Learn and apply a wide range of skills from graphic design to digital photography.  In this program we explore deeply the principles of design, as well as create a portfolio of work to launch a successful career in these ever-growing, ever-changing career area.


From Concept to Publishing

In this area of concentration you will be able to choose your own projects, develop your portfolio and gain expertise in areas including:

Develop Projects for:

  •      Portfolio showcasing
  •      Interactive design
  •      Branding campaigns
  •      Website templates
  •      Marketing projects
  •      Package design
  •      Digital photography
  •      Image manipulation
  •      Digital publishing
 

Develop Skills:

  •      Software knowledge
  •      Creating resumes
  •      Typography
  •      Layout design
  •      Color palettes
 

Career Training

This area of concentration will help you prepare for a career (or graduate studies) in:

  •      Creative director
  •      Multimedia designer
  •      Layout artist
  •      Brand identity designer
  •      Illustrator
  •      Photographer
  •      Web designer
  •      Photo editor

  • Students often find that their Graphic Design skills are in such high demand that it is not uncommon for them to find paying jobs which they complete as projects in class. Also internships are available in this area. 

Our Courses

For a list of our Graphic Design courses, please see the Digital Arts Classes in BA Degree Requirements.  Please be sure to check out the Additional Electives for more Design-related courses. Plus, you can also take MC 380 Media Projects to work on your personal  portfolio.


While specializing in Graphic Design, you can also take courses from other concentrations including Web Design, Filmmaking, Music, and Writing. You can specialize in more than one concentration for your BA in Media and Communications.


Student Graphic Design Spotlight

Please also see our Graphic Design Student Showcase



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