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B.F.A. in Graphic Design

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design major selectively combines the elements of traditional studio instruction with creative uses of computer technology. Development of visualization skills, creativity, drawing potential and design ability forms the cornerstone of the program. The emphasis is on creative growth through intense exploration of a wide range of media, coupled with training on the latest professional software. Students have opportunities ranging from designing for pre-press to developing multimedia. Professional internships are available and encouraged.

Topics of Study

  • foundations in visual communication
  • foundational and advanced study in typography
  • history and theory of visual communication and graphic design
  • pre and post-production (color, paper, printing)
  • exploration in traditional print mediums
  • theory and practice in sustainable design
  • website and mobile application design
  • industry-simulated projects and presentations

Career Opportunities

  • corporate branding
  • print design
  • product/packaging design
  • publication design
  • website/mobile application design
  • sustainable design
  • font development (handlettered and digital)
  • kinetic (motion) typography
  • art direction

A minor in graphic design is also offered.