The graphic design and visual communication major prepares students to practice graphic design professionally in print, interactive, and motion design. Students focus on critical thinking and discovery through the process of problem solving to creatively solve design challenges.
Graphic design curriculum begins with courses in the art of design core, which consists of theory, art history, and foundational studio disciplines. Students then move on to taking courses in typography, graphic design, printmaking, interactive design, and motion graphics design. Experimentation in various mediums is encouraged and supported. Graduates can seek jobs in:
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The median annual wage for art directors was $89,760 in May 2015 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The median annual wage for graphic designers was $46,900 in May 2015 according to the Bureau Labor of Statistics.
The median annual wage for web developers was $64,970 in May 2015 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A survey found that 100 percent of Graphic Design majors from the Class of 2017 were either employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.
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Join us and call the art studios your home away from home! The dedicated studios are large, contemporary, and versatile. Here is a taste of what our students get to experience in our studios: