Graphic Design integrates communication in all spheres. The curriculum emphasizes that all realms of visual communication influence the recipients of a message. Our responsibility as designers is to determine how to posture a message. In order to do this, a designer must have a broad base of knowledge, including an understanding of visual problem solving. Basic concepts must be understood first in order to provide a framework for more complex problems. This framework is built through the teaching of design principles and elements as a basis for finding order in chaos. Critical thinking is essential to creating effective visual communication. This entails a process of distilling the most appropriate solution to a problem. Solutions take form through determining the most appropriate medium of communication.
Entry into the Graphic Design emphasis area is determined through a portfolio review. Applicants drop off portfolios to the Art Office (Art Building, room 161) on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, between 9am – 4:30pm. Applicants pick up portfolios in Gittins Gallery on Monday, April 3, 2017, between 9am – 4:30pm. Please download the criteria below.
– Graphic Design Emphasis
– Portfolio Application Guidelines
– U Design: University of Utah Graphic Design Program