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The BFA in Graphic Design is a major that will prepare students to become “lifestyle designers”—the practice of designing innovative visual communication, experiences and socially responsible solutions. It is a contemporary degree program that integrates design thinking, making, processes and methodologies with technology, entrepreneurship and business management. With an emphasis on real-world problem solving throughout the curriculum, students build a portfolio that addresses how we communicate, the spaces in which we live, the objects that we use and the strategies that support them. The BFA in Graphic Design establishes a foundation for the student to transform into a unique, creatively charged, practice-ready design professional.

Spring 2020 BFA Graphic Design Senior Capstone Defense Presentations

The tradition of publicly showing senior capstone projects in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery was disrupted by COVID-19 in Spring 2020. As such, the BFA in Graphic Design capstone defense presentations were conducted virtually. Please join us in congratulating our seniors by perusing their defense videos.


National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Topics of Study

  • Foundations in art and contemporary visual communication
  • Foundational and advanced study in typography
  • History and theories in visual communication
  • Exploration and execution in traditional and digital design
  • Theory and practice in socially responsible design
  • Collaboration and entrepreneurship

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising Design
  • Identity Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Publication Design
  • Interactive Design
  • Type/Font Design
  • Website/Mobile Design
  • Experience Design
  • Information Design
  • Art Direction

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