|Graphic & Interactive Design Faculty|
The Applied Media Arts - Graphic and Interactive Design program at Edinboro University focuses on creative thinking and problem solving and provides students with the knowledge, background and skill set needed to become 21st Century design professionals. Five full-time faculty members bring a wealth of experience and a dedication to the development of individual style in every student.
After successful completion of candidacy (in the sophomore year), students choose from numerous options for their intermediate/advanced coursework, including website design, motion graphics, branding, publication design, advanced typography and packaging, as well as design history and theory. Seniors gain valuable preparation and experience with client relationships in the Design Practicum course and benefit from valuable off-campus internship opportunities in professional design studios. In the final capstone course in the senior year, students embark upon a comprehensive thesis project while completing a professional portfolio.
The curriculum is further enriched through workshops and lectures by visiting designers, participation in regional and national competitions and exhibitions, trips to various cities to visit museums and tour professional design studios, and portfolio reviews organized by professional design organizations.
The Graphic & Interactive Design program at Edinboro University focuses on creative thinking and problem solving while preparing undergraduate students for the varied opportunities within the professional field of design.
Foundational instruction focuses on composition and visual organization and students become familiar with techniques and software applications in print and interactive media. Intermediate courses explore traditional models of design theory and criticism, as well as contemporary experimental approaches to graphic design. Advanced coursework encourages the creation of work unique to each designers’ voice, the study of specific areas of design practice, and the completion of a senior thesis and professional portfolio.
Courses are offered in a wide range of topics and including interactive design, corporate identity, publications, design history, packaging and illustration. Upper level students have the opportunity to complete a professional internship for credit, which allows them to advance their technological skills and gain career related experiences, as well as providing contacts for future employment. The curriculum is further enriched through workshops and lectures by visiting designers, participation in regional and national competitions and exhibitions, trips to various cities to visit museums and tour professional design studios, and portfolio reviews organized by professional design organizations.
The minor in Graphic Design focuses on student understanding of fundamentals essential to the discipline, while specifically concentrating on coursework in software, design principles, typography, interactive design, and other areas related to the field.