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Graphic Design

Campus Location: 
College of Arts and Sciences

Build the foundation you need for a career in design at Doane, where our new program immerses students in a unique, interdisciplinary approach to graphic design.

From motion graphics to web design and photography to typography, you’ll learn everything you need to prepare yourself for the professional world. A major in graphic design here will open you up to a number of career opportunities or pave your way to graduate school. Design theory and problem solving are as important as your portfolio here, meaning you’ll have the more than just talent to rise above in your career.

Learning Environment

Cooperative study space within the Art and Education building.

Find your creative space in the Chab Weyers Education and Hixson Lied Art Building, where you’ll spend your time in art studios and computer labs.

You’ll learn your craft using industry-standard and pace-setting technology like Adobe Creative Cloud on state-of-the-art Apple computers. You’ll have 24/7 access to the graphic design lab so you can design whenever your creative juices are simmering.

Outside of the classroom

Our liberal arts education is about collaboration, and you’ll build relationships with your own “clients” as you hone your graphic design skills (and your portfolio) in partnerships with clubs and organizations on campus and in the Crete community.

By your senior year, you’ll have a full arsenal of projects and proud achievements for your senior art show hosted in our new Rall Art Gallery, revamped to include graphic design technology!

Plus, our College to Career Center can connect you with internships, job opportunities and graduate schools that will help get you where you want to go.

View detailed course information GRD 228 - Typography (3) GRD 237 - Multi-dimensional Design (3) GRD 241 - Graphic Design and Layout (3) GRD 252 - History of Graphic Design (3) GRD 258 - Introduction to Computer Graphics (3) GRD 315 - Graphic Design I (3) GRD 316 - Graphic Design II (3) GRD 415 - Graphic Design III (3) GRD 416 - Graphic Design IV (3) GRD 496 - Senior Seminar in Graphic Design (3) ART 107 - Two-Dimensional Design (3) ART 207 - Drawing (3) ART 235 - Color Theory and Application (3) ART 256 - Illustration (3) ART 308 - Drawing II (3) ART 309 - Drawing Studio (3) ART 358 - Arts, Issues, and Controversies (3) BUS 324 - Promotions Management (3) CSA 109 - Information Retrieval Skills (1) IDS 206 - Introduction to Research (3) CMS 105 - Fundamentals of Communication (3)