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Reinhardt Career and Professional Development Services

Reinhardt's Bachelor of Arts in
Digital Art & Graphic Design
seeks to prepare students for the
expanding career fields in digital
media. The goal is to produce
graduates who have a broad and
in-depth understanding of
current digital tools and who also
grasp the foundational and
conceptual aspects of art and
design.

 

Are You Ready To...

• Enter student competitions
• Put together a portfolio
• Exhibit your work
• Work long hours in the studio
• Create designs under deadline
pressure
• Revise designs in response to
feedback
• Prepare documents for the
printer
• Learn the latest computer
software

 

It Helps To Be...

A visual person who is creative,
organized, and computer savvy.
You'll have to stay up to speed
on all the latest design software.
An ability to work well with
others is important, too - graphic
design is not a solo act. Although
your work will depend on your
artistic talent, the client comes
first in this field so flexibility is
key - even if it means tossing
out an idea you think is great.

 

Work Environment

Graphic Designers generally work in studios where they have access to drafting tables, computers, and the software necessary to create their designs. Although many graphic designers work independently, those who work for specialized graphic design firms often work as apart of a design team.

 

Knowledge Base

Studio courses will encourage
the students in creative problem
solving and production of both
personal and commercial
artwork. Majors will expand their technical base in web design, print media, and image sequencing while maintaining an emphasis on cross-discipline work.

 

Employment Websites

American Institute of
Graphic Arts


The College Art Association

American Society for Aesthetics

Art Career

Art Jobs

Visual Nation

World Wide Art Resources

What Can I Do with A Degree in Digital Art and Graphic Design?

Look at a CD jacket, website, magazine, or poster. Are you drawn in by the images and words you see? Are the colors appealing? Is the look open and inviting, or busy and cluttered?
These are the kinds of questions you'll confront as a graphic
design major. You'll learn the basics of good design, which
include the way type and images are used to make visual statements. Whether you goal is to work in print or multimedia, you'll learn to use the cutting-edge computer programs that every graphic designer today needs to know.

Related Careers

Click the job titles below for further information

Advertising Account
Manager

Advertising Agency
Coordinator

Animator

Art Appraiser

Art Director

Art Restorer

Art Teacher

Cartoonist

Commercial
Designer

Exhibit Artist

Fine Artist

Graphic Designer

Industrial Designer

Job Printer

Multimedia Artist

Package Designer

Photographer

Sales Representative

Toy Designer

Video Game
Designer

Web Art Director

Web Designer

 

Potential Employers

Click the links below for further information

Advertising Firms

Art Galleries

Atlanta Journal
Constitution

BBDO Atlanta

Billboard Companies

Book Publishers

Booth Western Art
Museum

Community Arts
Centers

Creative Marketing
& Associates

Health
Organizations

Hirsch Bedner
Associates

Libraries/Museums

Magazine
Companies

Morris Museum of
Art

News Agencies

Publishing Houses

Radio Stations

Roswell Visual Arts
Center

Telecommunications
Firms

Television Networks

Teach for America

 

Strategies

• Visit the Career & Professional Development Services department in the Hasty Student Life Building and explore your career and intern potentials through CCN, FOCUS and CANDID Careers/Perfect Interview programs
• Build a professional portfolio of designs. This means collecting
examples of designs from classroom projects, internships, or
other experiences. Students can use these examples of designs
of their work to demonstrate their skills when applying for jobs
and bidding on projects. A good portfolio often is the deciding
factor in getting a job
• Graphic designers must keep up with new and updated computer graphics and design software, either on their own or
through formal software training programs

Campus Contacts

T. Brett Mullinix
Fine Arts Program Coordinator
Office: 770-720-5951
TBM@reinhardt.edu

Jym Davis
Associate Professor of Art
Office:770-720-5956
JBD1@reinhardt.edu

Career FairFor more information

Peggy Collins Feehery
Director of Career and Professional Development Services
Hasty Student Life Center, Room 301
Office: (770) 720-5548
Fax: (770) 720-9105
career-services@reinhardt.edu

Career Services Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Career Services recognizes the need for confidentiality so an individual feels free to explore concerns, formulate plans, make decisions and initiate appropriate actions. All concerns expressed to the Career Consultant shall remain confidential.