By creating an avenue for students to learn to creatively and effectively communicate in visual medium, a major in graphic design prepares students for professional fields in illustration, advertising, marketing, public affairs and media-based careers. Intended for students who wish to enter into a graphic design profession after graduation, the major in graphic design provides the educational framework, experiential training—evidenced through a full portfolio—and professional preparedness necessary to compete in today's market.
The graphic design major consists of:
The Art Core Curriculum
Students who wish to pursue a BFA in graphic design must achieve acceptance into the BFA program and fulfill all of the above criteria, plus take ART 235 and four additional courses at the 300/400-level. These additional upper-level studios may be selected from the list of graphic design electives, or from another area of concentration within the department.