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Graphic Design

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School of Graduate and Professional Studies

A Graphic Design major provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for careers involving graphic design and visual communication. Students explore the principles of graphic design within traditional linear print media, web design, and motion graphics and time-based media.

Through completion of the degree, you will:

  • Develop critical and analytical thinking skills.
  • Apply creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Gain a working knowledge of communication concepts, processes, and visualization techniques.
  • Appreciate the role of graphic design history and criticism as a framework for practice.
  • Master current materials, tools, and technologies for graphic design.
  • Understand the underlying principles and practices in image design, typography, symbol systems, information and promotional design, multimedia, and web design.
  • Recognize the designer's responsibility to client, audience, and society.
  • Practice effective and innovative communication in the field of graphic design.