Graphic Design

About the Major

The Graphic Design major prepares students for creating print and electronic designs in a wide variety of organizations. The curriculum educates students in design methods, design theory, and creative problem solving, as well as visual and verbal literacy. An emphasis is placed on visual components: how humans communicate, perceive, interpret, and understand visual information. Read more about the major.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interactive Designer
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Web Designer

Types of Employers

  • Advertising agencies
  • Design firms
  • Educational institutions
  • For-profit organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

In addition to finding current job and internship openings, use GoldPASS to search info and contacts for students' previously completed internships related to this major (to get ideas and contact information- not to get a list of openings). Select "Job Search"> "Internship Agreement Database."

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources

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