Graphic Design

Everything that is not made by nature is designed in some way by someone. As a medium that combines art and technology, Graphic Design emphasizes the process of visual communication of ideas and information with attention to aesthetic considerations, working process, presentation, craftsmanship, and methods through illustrations, photographs, pattern, line, shape, texture, and type to solve problems and reach audiences. Course work in letterpress and computer typesetting introduces historical and visual aspects of formal typography and serve to facilitate experimentation with the communicative properties of type. Practical study in this area involves the design and production of books, broadsides, brochures, and posters; the development and application of logotypes and design formats; and utilizing the facilities of letterpress, computer technologies, and graphic reproduction techniques. A focus on book structures and artists’ books is also available. Graphic design is art with a purpose.


Art 346: Basic Graphic Design
Art 438: Cultural Context of Graphic Design and Typography
Art 458: Graphic Design for Branding and Identity
Art 463: Information Graphics
Art 465: Graphic Design for Packaging
Art 467: Graphic Design for Posters
Art 546: Graphic Design for Publications
Art 556: Graphic Design for Interactive Media
Art 560: Senior Graphic Design Thesis and Exhibition
Art 565: Typeface Design
Art 568: Motion Typography
Art 656: Design Portfolio and Professional Practice


Dennis Miller
Yeohyun Ahn