Program Overview

The B.F.A. in Art: Graphic and Interactive Design Specialization curriculum is designed to teach skills necessary for successful careers in print-based design and interactive design through learning and developing formal concepts, methods, theory, and technical processes. The program includes a strong foundation in art and design history, typography, symbology, and design vocabulary with a broad range of upper-level courses in visual branding, advertising, publication design, information design, packaging, web, and responsive design.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate a practicable understanding of the basic elements and principles of design within the foundations.
  • Students will acquire essential competencies of the techniques and methods within specialized design concentrations and demonstrate relevant critical thinking and problem solving involved in those processes.
  • Students will develop theoretical proficiencies commensurate with the requirements of lifelong involvement in the creative sector, through written, verbal, and visual communication as well as the publication of original works.
  • Students will acquire and integrate knowledge of both historical and contemporary movements, figures, and works in the field of design into their creative development through information literacy and critical thinking in written and verbal formats.
 

Program Highlights

  • In the last five years, our design students have won more than sixty international and national design awards
  • Hands-on opportunities inside and outside the classroom
  • Internships
  • Student exhibitions
  • Study abroad programs
  • Networking opportunities with noted artists and designers
 

What can I do with this degree?

Animator

Art Camp Director

Art Conservator

Art Critic

Art Director

Art Historian

Art Researcher

Art Supply Retailer

Art Teacher / Professor

Art Therapist

Artist Assistant

Arts Administrator

Brand Designer

Comic Book Artist

Conservator

Creative Director

Design Consultant

Event Planner

Exhibition Designer

Fabricator

Film Concept Artist

Food Stylist

Front / Back-end Web Developer

Foundry Worker

Furniture Designer

Gallery Owner

Graphic Designer

Graphic Novel Artist

Illustrator

Independent Artist

Industrial Designer

Interactive Developer

Muralist

Museum / Gallery Administrator

Museum / Gallery Preparator

Museum / Gallery Registrar

Package Designer

Potter / Ceramist

Product Designer

Story Board Artist

Textile Designer

User Experience (UX) Designer

Visual Merchandiser

Web Designer

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