As a graphic design major in the visual and performing arts department, you will develop your capacity for artistic and creative expression in both design and the studio arts. This dynamic program, which blends art and design history, provides a rich and strong foundation that encompasses design thinking, theory, process, and practice, along with a background in the liberal arts.

To set you up for success, you’ll work with the O’Brien Center for Career Development starting in your freshman year. In your sophomore and junior years you will work one-on-one and in groups to create a dynamic resume and LinkedIn profile, take internship boot camps, get your professional headshot done, become more comfortable with networking, and apply for internships. During your senior year, you will create a senior capstone project and professional online portfolio to set you up for employment.

Our graphic design program will prepare you to succeed in a dynamic and constantly changing industry. Graphic designers working in web and app design, print and e-publishing, or identity and branding design are essential to the success of many businesses. As a graduate, you’ll be confident and prepared for employment in advertising and marketing agencies, corporations, nonprofit institutions and much more. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.