Today, most graphic artists enjoy careers designing a wide range of visual materials in both digital and traditional formats. At Park, graphic design students produce most of their work in the digital environment of our Macintosh studio.
In a specialized sequence of graphic design courses and electives, students learn visual communication, typography, page layout, illustration techniques, photography and multimedia design while producing professional-quality design work for their portfolios. All these skills are devoted to learning to solve design problems for clients.
Students also do additional course work in drawing, painting and art history. Instruction models the professional environment and usually includes a senior year internship in professional design settings. Our graduates work in advertising, marketing, photography, web site development and public relations firms, and as independent graphic designers.
Graphic Design Course Requirements - 69 Hours
Freshman Core: 15 credit hours
Graphic Design: 45 credit hours
AR 215 Art History I
AR Electives (9 hours from the following)
AR 313 Independent Study in Design
Major requirements for a degree program are established by the University catalog at the time the major is declared.