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Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication–Graphic Design

From the logo for your favorite coffee shop, to those cool stickers you have on your water bottle, to the graphics behind your most played video game – graphic design is the backbone to so much of what we visually consume every day. If you want to create art that inspires, educates, and captivates audiences, then being a Graphic Design major will get you there!

Why be a Graphic Design major? 

Here's what makes this major unique:

  • Prepare for your career: Not only will you hone the skills needed to become a graphic artist, but you'll also learn how to design in such a way that moves your audience toward action (a very attractive skill to employers!).
  • Education with service in mind: This growing industry needs more forward-thinking, ethical creators like you to maintain integrity in the world of design, marketing, and business. At the Mount, you'll learn the fundamental skills of graphic design and how to use your artistic talent to be a source of light in the world. 
  • Learn from graphic designers: Whether their art has been nationally exhibited or they have created for strategic marketing and advertising agencies, our Communication, Art, and Digital Media faculty are multidisciplinary artists who teach from years of experience in the field.

Food Truck design project, Graphic Design II

Food truck design project, Graphic Design II

What to expect as a Graphic Design major

42 credits in Graphic Design | Maintain GPA of 2.0+

Learn about Graphic Design major and minor academic courses here.

Graphic Design student working with Professor Neyen in Mac labAs a Graphic Design student, you will study visual communication with an emphasis on conceptual problem-solving and technical proficiency. You'll learn to create and develop purposeful forms of visual art and how to apply this skill to various career paths. You won't just hone your craft as a graphic artist, you'll learn how to effectively visually communicate with an audience – inspiring viewers with your art. 

Be prepared for your future

Today's graphic designers work in both analog and digital design. This Graphic Design degree will prepare you for opportunities as a graphic artist in branding, UX/UI (User Interface/User Experience Design), packaging, interactive design, publication design, and corporate communications, among others. This program brings together artistic and computer techniques in tandem with conceptual problem-solving setting you up for various careers in creative professions such as publishing, content creation, advertising, entertainment design, web design, web animation, and art direction.

Christopher Neyen

Associate Professor of Art and Graphic Design, CMA Gallery Coordinator, and Chair of the Division of Communication, Art, and Digital Media
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Meet the Division of Communication, Art, and Digital Media Faculty

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