The Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design at St. Edward’s University engages students in an exciting and challenging program designed to empower students to tackle creative problem-solving.
Designers play an important role in society, sharing and creating knowledge and experiences. They contribute to the formation and expression of complex societal ideas and values. In preparation for a career or further studies in design, you will first study traditional print design, and then dive into the continuously changing world of digital design.
Prepare to be challenged to create for multiple mediums, including: publications, websites, everyday objects and ephemera.
Graduates of this program are primed to become effective conceptual thinkers, in addition to acquiring the critical thinking skills for understanding the creation and use of design. They'll also master foundational color theory and layout skills.
Transfer or New College students are required to submit portfolios for review by Graphic Design department faculty before registering for courses where transfer credit for prerequisites has been given. See course descriptions for applicable courses.
With a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, graduates may develop symbols and innovative branding concepts that captivate audiences with marketing and advertising designs, produce newspaper and magazine layouts, or create movie and produce music posters.
The Graphic Design program prepares students for graduate studies in areas such as film, marketing and digital media. It's also a starting point for students who wish to enter fields that rely on creative expression. Tech-savvy graduates may pursue web or interactive design or apply their interactive design skills alongside video game software developers.
Through the program, students develop a portfolio, an important asset used for job consideration. This allows them to showcase their talent and ability to produce professional-level work to future employers.
Graphic Design students learn how graphic design contributes to the formation and expression of complex societal ideas and values. Join the staff of Arete or the Sorin Oak Review, campus publications for academic and creative works, or lend your talents to Hilltop Views, the campus newspaper. There are also opportunities to help create fliers and posters for campus events and student organizations. Be sure to join Command G, the Graphic Design student organization that supports students. Command G arranges workshops and roundtables and provides opportunities to explore careers in the field through studio visits.
Students who wish to earn a Graphic Design minor must take the following coursework, totaling 24 hours.
For more information about applicable coursework, please consult the undergraduate bulletin.