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
Are You Ready To...
• Enter student competitions
• Put together a portfolio
• Exhibit your work
• Work long hours in the studio
• Create designs under deadline
• Revise designs in response to
• Prepare documents for the
• Learn the latest computer
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.
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.
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.
American Institute of
The College Art Association
American Society for Aesthetics
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.
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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
• 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
T. Brett Mullinix
Fine Arts Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Art