We live in one of the most visually oriented societies in history, and advances in technology continue to make it more so. Graphic design is everywhere, and the influence of designers affects every aspect of modern life. Someone designed the packages that hold the products we buy, as well as the advertising (billboards, print, television, Web) that accompanies them.
Few professions contact as many individuals on a daily basis as does graphic design. In a world that is often confusing and gloomy, graphic designers help create clear communication and beauty for daily life. The field needs designers who understand the need to affect society and culture in ways that are constructive and positive.
At MVNU, we want to help students learn to do just that. As a graphic design student, you take core courses in graphic design, and then choose an area of emphasis in either art or communication, depending on your strengths and long-term goals.
Possibilities exist for double majors or minors in areas such as art, communication, print communication, or business administration. In class, you use sophisticated computers and learn software programs as well as employ traditional art processes. You study art history, color theory, design, and photography, all the while training your eye to learn what strong design really is, developing a personal aesthetic, and understanding how to work in a world of clients and message communication.