The Graphic Design curriculum has a strong focus on design process, typography, image-making and critical, strategic thinking. It engages you in the creation of principled, conceptually strong, imaginative and formally sound responses to many types of issues.
You'll discover the impact of graphic design in the larger context of culture and society. You’ll learn to design with humility as you minimize harm and emphasize the good. You will use design to challenge stereotypes and generate dialogue as you explore complex concepts and develop your aesthetic.
You can pursue studio courses in areas of practice such as:
Editorial and publication design
Wayfinding and information systems
In fourth year, you'll develop a focused year-long project, reflecting your personal interests and values. You'll work closely with dedicated faculty as well as visiting professionals and critics to complete projects covering a wide range of issues and applications.
You'll also be introduced to the principles of business and professional practice necessary for success in the field of design. A mandatory laptop program enhances your learning and helps you develop essential skills.
Graduates are qualified to work in design studios, cultural institutions and media companies as junior to intermediate graphic designers.