Graphic Design

Concentration in Graphic Design


The Graphic Design concentration educates students to become visual problem solvers who make valuable contributions to our world embracing economic and ergonomic concerns translating ideas, information and data into comprehensible communications through the use of typography, space, illustrations, photography, charts, words and color. Graphic design is everywhere.

This concentration offers students interested in working in the field of graphic design career preparation and a comprehensive education that emphasizes mastery of design principles, theories and technical skill.

Students are exposed to all aspects of graphic design including print, publication, advertising, corporate identity and branding, packaging, interactive, web, environmental signage, motion graphics, interactive and web design. Students learn by developing solutions for complex communication challenges based upon real-world parameters such as budget, time, space, technology, and production methods.

Professional opportunities that exists for students who are committed to this concentration include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Art Production Manager
  • Broadcast Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Independent Design Entrepreneur
  • Layout Artist
  • Logo Designer
  • Brand Identity Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Visual Image Developer
  • Web Designer 


Preparing students for real-world applications is an important focus of the department thus students in the graphic design concentration are expected to complete a professional internship in their area of interest. 

The program has a strong sequential curriculum that respects the foundations for formal, aesthetic and analytical knowledge while embracing new possibilities for visual communication.

Courses Include:

  • Typography
  • Graphic Design 1
  • Graphic Design 2
  • Graphic Design 3
  • Time Motion Communications
  • Intro to Digital Imaging
  • Web Design

For more information contact Assistant Professor Sue Leo at