Reinhardt University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Communications through the School of Arts & Humanities. The unique combination of coursework, culminating in a professional internship, leads students to pursue artistic and creative professions or to pursue graduate study.
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...
• Creative and original
• Strong in computer skills
• Confident enough to present
and explain your ideas
• Able to grasp client needs and
• consider practical solutions
• Attentive to detail
• Able to balance several projects at a time
• Good at teamwork
• Open to constructive criticism
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.
• Creating, designing and mobilizing images, symbols and representations to communicate effectively
• Digital technology and fine arts
Media history, theory and
American Institute of Graphic Arts
American Marketing Association
The Society for Technical Communications
What Can I Do with A Degree in Graphic Communication?
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.
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• 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
Dr. Brian O'Loughlin
Communication Program Coordinator
Dr. Pam Wilson
Associate Professor of Communication
For 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 Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.