The Graphic Design program begins with instruction in the foundations of composition and visual organization. Students go on to explore traditional models of design theory and criticism, as well as contemporary experimental approaches to graphic design.
Intermediate and advanced courses include the history of graphic design, typography, publication design, and systems and corporate identity. Book Arts and Illustration also complement the design core as electives. The computer is integrated as a design tool at all levels of instruction, providing students with valuable experience in many phases of the production of print media.
Upper level students are encouraged before graduation to complete a professional internship, which allows them to advance their technological skills and gain career related experiences, as well as providing contacts for future employment.
If you are unsure regarding your semester of program admission (also known as the "catalog term"),
please see your academic advisor or the department chairperson for this information.