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Do you have an eye for design and a knack for solving problems? Learn the skills needed to become a graphic designer who can change our visual landscape and the culture of design. It all begins with a B.F.A. degree in Graphic and Interactive Design at Edinboro.

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A Long History of Art Excellence.

At Edinboro, we pride ourselves on our 100-year history of instruction in the visual arts and art education.
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Join a Dynamic Community of Artists.

As a student, you'll thrive in the exciting, artistic environment of Edinboro University. Our Art Department has the widest array of studio offerings within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is a program of distinction at Edinboro.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

At Edinboro, we pride ourselves on our 100-year history of instruction in the visual arts and art education. In addition, our Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), which sets national standards for excellence in the field.

Our Graphic and Interactive Design program offers extraordinary opportunities for professional growth. Here, you'll acquire a strong foundation in composition and visual organization.

As you become familiar with techniques and software applications, you'll become a problem-solver and find your own voice as a designer. You'll explore topics that range from graphic design history and theory to advanced typography and print and interactive design. Along the way, you'll become skilled at web design, motion graphics, corporate identity, publication design and packaging design.

You'll graduate ready to put your skills to work in a variety of industries.

There is no portfolio review prior to admission. Just bring your passion for the arts and a desire to work hard in a multidisciplinary, highly supportive environment.

How Edinboro Supports You.

The Art Department at Edinboro is one of the largest and acclaimed in the nation.

Here you will acquire a strong foundation in composition and visual organization. In addition, you will learn and grow as you:

  • Take advantage of our travel abroad opportunities. Join faculty members on a two or three week adventure to explore art and design in major European cities. Recent opportunities include art and design studios in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and Athens.
  • Participate in a valuable Design Practicum course that allows you to interact with clients and add real-world projects to your professional portfolio. Our practicum gives students the opportunity to work collaboratively on a team of student designers to solve real world design problems for a variety of clients. Our "BeeHive" (Edinboro University Center for Branding and Strategic Communications) is an on-campus professional design studio, part of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Innovation Network, a consortium among universities in our region.

See what our students have created in the BeeHive

  • Network with nationally known designers who visit campus to hold workshops, deliver lectures, review portfolios and judge senior design exhibitions.
  • Join the design team for Chimera, Edinboro University's Journal of Art and Literature, which has won more than 25 regional, national and international awards for excellence in design.
  • Enter regional, national and international juried competitions such as the National Student Show, the UCDA National Student Competition, Starpack International Packaging Competition, the American Advertising Awards, Society of Publication Designers student competition and the American Institute for Graphics Arts (AIGA) national and regional design competitions.

Your Future

Design is a powerful tool. As an Edinboro graduate, you can use it well in a diverse and dynamic profession. Our alumni are finding success working as designers at regional, national and international companies, including:

  • Adobe
  • Apple
  • CNN/Turner Broadcasting
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Facebook
  • FedEx
  • FitBit
  • Fox Sports
  • Hershey’s
  • Microsoft
  • QVC
  • The Chicago Cubs

Questions About This Program?

Shelle Barron
Area Director
221 Doucette Hall
Email: sbarron@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-2675

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