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Graphic Design


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Assistant Professor Truran

The Graphic Design major prepares students for a variety of career paths within the field of graphic design. In addition to graphic design studio courses, the major employs a strong foundation in the arts, an examination of communication and design theory and history, and specialized classes in areas such as web design and motion graphics. All classes will focus on developing concept and establishing a creative process for becoming a visual problem solver as preparation for graduate study and professional practice.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the Graphic Design program, students will be able to: 

  1. Resolve complex visual problems affected by social, cultural, historical and political influences through innovative thinking.
  2. Engage in interdisciplinary collaboration.
  3. Establish a creative process for becoming a visual problem solver.
  4. Obtain visual literacy to evaluate and discuss individual work as well as that of others
  5. Establish a personal aesthetic and artistic identity.
  6. Communicate a single message across a variety of media, cultivating form based on content.
  7. Develop a sensitivity to type and utilize typographic systems.
  8. Demonstrate ethical practice and integrity through research and conceptual problem solving.
  9. Understand the theory, history and the evolution of practice of Graphic Design.
  10. Generate a portfolio of work congruent with a professional practice.

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