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Graphic Design

Program Overview

When you study graphic design, you’ll get the business knowledge and hands-on creative experience you need to excel in any number of fields: advertising, marketing, magazine and book publishing, merchandising, web design, or printing and packaging.

View Degree Requirements (Course Catalog PDF)

Fast Facts

  • Classes are coached by industry professionals, who teach graphic design standards and portfolio development.
  • Our student-run design business, Categrafica offers practical, hand-on experience.
  • Graphic designers have a range of career opportunities.

Contact Information

Career Options

  • Graphic designer: MMedian pay $47,640 per year. Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications, such as advertisements, brochures, magazines and corporate reports.
  • Art director: Median pay $89,820 per year. Art directors create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.
  • Marketing manager: Median pay $127,560 per year. Marketing managers plan programs to generate interest and sales in products or services. They work with art directors, sales agent and financial staff.
  • Industrial designer: Median pay $55,736 per year. Industrial designers design products and develop concepts for products that are manufactured at factories, such as home appliances, furniture, automobiles, electronics and toys.
  • Commercial designer: Median pay $50,974 per year. Commercial designers are responsible for the look and feel of a product, ranging from the design of the product to the packaging to advertisements and other promotional materials.

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