Graphic designers bring order and clarity to the myriad graphic messages that saturate every aspect of daily life. In a world increasingly influenced by interactive media and time-based messaging, graphic designers have evolved from being makers of static ephemera. Designers today are collaborative and multidisciplinary information strategists, whose work involves effectively communicating complex messages and understanding the many ways in which those messages are received by audiences over time.
In the Graphic Design curriculum, courses build in sequence so that students become thoroughly versed in the design process from concept to finished piece. Students develop a growing body of knowledge and expertise in research, conceptualization, composition and layout, typography, and image creation, learning more advanced methods and techniques as the course sequence continues. Students develop their visual and conceptual acuity through traditional forms, such as print media, as well as through animation, video, web and multimedia, developing both digital and traditional hand-skills.