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Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

The graphic design program educates students in design methods, design theory, creative problem solving, and visual and verbal literacy. An emphasis is placed on visual components: how humans communicate, perceive, interpret, and understand visual information. The program fosters flexibility, which enables graduates to adapt to social, cultural, and technological change in graphic design. The program’s foundation is broadly based. Students begin with courses in fundamental aspects of visual studies. Upper division courses prepare them for graphic design positions in print and electronic media. An internship of 1-4 credits is required.


Graduate Program

The focus of your graduate work in the Graphic Design Track may include design theory, process, and methods related to design practice and research.  Potential areas of study include multicultural communication, visual representation of information, human interaction with designed objects, social and cultural implications of design, color systems and perception, design history, design education, and interactive design.  Students and faculty collaboratively develop designed objects and information resources that will enhance people’s lives.

Communicating as a Design Professional

Thursday, March 13

2-3 p.m., 274 McNH


The Design, Housing, and Apparel Department will host a panel discussion on Thursday, March 13 with industry professionals in Graphic Design and Apparel Design. be held from 2- Professionals in design-based fields--such as graphic design and apparel design--must possess high levels of visual literacy; written communication skills are also of paramount importance. In this one-hour session, panelists will describe their work-related writing responsibilities--the types of writing they do, how they've refined their professional written communication practices, and how students in Graphic Design and Apparel Design can best prepare themselves for communicating as design professionals. 



Spring 2014 Senior Shows


Location and dates are tentative


MFA Graphic Design Show:

Paul Larson Gallery,

April 23–May 2,

Closing May 1st, 6–8 pm


BFA Graphic Design Show:

Paul Larson Gallery,

May 6–16th,

Closing May 15th, 6–8 pm


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