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
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