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Reinhardt Career and Professional Development Services

This interdisciplinary fine arts major brings you the best of graphic communication skills rooted in an understanding of artistic theory and traditions. Firmly grounded in both the liberal and fine arts, with a healthy dose of business and the social sciences, this concentration prepares graduates for a wide range of artistic and creative careers.


Are You Ready To...

• Seek out and complete a professional internship

• Produce a portfolio

• Come up with design concepts to fit client's needs

• Presenting options for design treatments

• Work to a deadline and budget

• Amend designs according to a client's comments

• Work in a highly competitive field



It Helps To Be...

• Strong interpersonal, intercultural, writing, and technological skills

• Hands-on design and writing skills that utilize the latest digital technologies

• Valuable critical thinking and problem solving skills to adapt to a changing professional environment

• Skills in audience analysis and the development and implementation of strategic campaigns to effectively use design and writing skills to influence your audience



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

• Creating, designing and mobilizing images, symbols and representations to communicate effectively
• Digital technology and fine arts
Media history, theory and


Employment Websites

American Institute of Graphic Arts

American Marketing Association

The Society for Technical Communications

What Can I Do with A Degree in Digital Media Arts?

Are you fascinated by the visual world? Are you drawn to logos, illustrations, cartoons, and advertisements? You may be on your way to a graphic design major. Graphic designers find innovative ways to communicate ideas visually, incorporating a range of media including digital imaging, photography, and illustration. As a graphic design major you will explore web design, product development and advertising, using a wide variety of artistic skills and perspectives to create your own personal vision. Developing this vision involves critically studying both your own work and the work of others. You'll share your work, receive feedback, and, in turn, learn the art of critiquing others.

Related Careers

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Advertising Account

Advertising Agency


Art Appraiser

Art Director

Art Restorer

Art Teacher

Commercial Designer

Exhibit Artist

Fine Artist

Graphic Designer

Industrial Designer

Multimedia Artist

Package Designer


Sales Representative

Toy Designer

Video Game Designer

Web Art Director

Web Designer

Potential Employers

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Advertising Firms

Art Galleries

Atlanta Journal

BBDO Atlanta

Billboard Companies

Book Publishers

Booth Western Art

Community Arts

Creative Marketing
& Associates


Hirsch Bedner



Morris Museum of

News Agencies

Publishing Houses

Radio Stations

Roswell Visual Arts


Television Networks

Teach for America



• 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
• Join COMment, RU's Communications Club
• Build a professional portfolio of designs. This means collecting examples of designs from classroom projects, internships, or other experiences. A good portfolio is often the deciding factor in getting a job
• As a designer, you must keep up with new and updated computer graphics and design software, either on your own or through formal software training programs
• Find an internship at a design firm
• Work on a campus publication in design or layout

Campus Contacts

Dr. Pam Wilson
Associate Professor of Communication
Office: 770-720-5578