As a creative discipline, Graphic Design is primarily concerned with visual communication. Our responsibility as designers is to determine how to effectively posture messages, and to create expressive and efficient visual systems for the communication of information, especially as it increases in complexity. In order to do this, designers must have a broad base of knowledge, including a comprehensive understanding of visual design principles, problem-solving methods, conceptual thinking, image-making, typography, organizational structures, and critical thinking. Our process-oriented curriculum engages students in the exploration of visual communication strategies and techniques across a variety of media and is designed to prepare students to enter the field as nationally-competitive creative professionals.
BFA in Graphic Design
Students who wish to enroll in the new BFA in Graphic Design program must meet with a College of Fine Arts Advisor to declare the major.
- First Year Advancement
To advance to the second-year level of the program, first-year Graphic Design majors must apply by portfolio.
Students seeking to begin their second year in Fall 2023 must submit a portfolio application between March 27 - 31, 2023. Here are guidelines and submission instructions.
- Second Year Review
To advance to the third-year level of the program, all second-year Graphic Design majors must pass Second Year Review.
Students completing their second year in Spring 2023 will be provided with specific guidelines and submission instructions near the beginning of the Spring 2023 semester.