Graphic Design

Course Overview

As a Graphic Design major, you’ll become a creative problem-solver by learning and practicing the necessary skills and concepts to form visually exciting and effective communications.

  • Visualize a hot, creative career, then make it happen by creating a professional-quality portfolio.
  • Serve in at least one professional internship in Fort Worth-Dallas, or elsewhere around the country or world.
  • Understand current media and technology, as well as design history and current business practices.
  • Get focused interaction with faculty members who are professional graphic designers.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Art History
Drawing
Design
Introduction to Visual Communication
Introduction to Computer Graphics

So

Typography
Graphic Design Technology

Jr

Publication Design
Advertising Design
Corporate Identity
Web and Interactive Design

Sr

Packaging Design
Senior Thesis Project
Portfolio & Marketing

Classes include Illustration, Publication Design, Package Design, Computer Applications to Graphic Design, Advertising Design, Marketing, Senior Exhibition, and Senior Thesis.

This coursework refers to the BFA, a professional degree. A BA in Design Studies, which is a liberal arts degree, is also available.

Where Graduates Go

Graphic Design students are frequent winners in regional, national, and international student design competitions. Graphic Design grads often become professional designers in agencies and studios across the country.