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Graphic Design

Graphic design is the way art interfaces with everyday life. Students enjoy the challenge of communicating visual messages in a "client/audience" setting. While the foundations of graphic design lie in creative thinking and strong visual decision-making, the computer has become the major tool in its creation.

Students majoring in graphic design can choose one of two tracks: Visual Art or Communication.

BA in Graphic Design (Visual Art Track)

This track is for the person who would like to do graphic design work as the main part of their work after graduation.

BA in Graphic Design (Communication Track)

This track is for the person who creates graphic design, but also is involved in writing, editing, marketing, and other skills related to the graphic design process.

BA in Visual Art and Graphic Design

Some students choose to pursue a vigorous but satisfying double major in visual art and graphic design. This intensive program includes art, design, illustration, and computer design courses along with two Senior Project exhibitions. Choosing this path prepares a student not only for graduate school possibilities but also for the workforce in many venues.

Graphic Design Minor

Students not majoring in a BA in Graphic Design may pursue a minor in graphic design.

Art History Minor

Students not majoring in a BA in Visual Art may pursue a minor in art history.

Visual Fine Art Minor

Students who desire to have some exposure to studio courses in fine art may choose this minor to augment their major. Many graphic design majors select this as their minor.

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