Graphic Design

Graphic Design
Bachelor of Arts

Division of Fine Arts

The graphic design major is one of several Fine Arts degrees offered at YHC. Graphic design majors develop technical and conceptual image making skills in the field of design and commercial arts.

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What classes will you take?

  • A diverse set of classes in the liberal arts core
  • Below are a few examples of required graphic design courses:
    • ARTS 1112 Digital Arts: An Introductory course to the Digital Arts that explores the use of digital media for artistic expression, with a focus on enhancing technical abilities and understanding related issues of design.
    • GDES 3112 Illustration:¬† Traditional and experimental illustrative techniques with digital and non-digital media.
    • GDES 4111 Advertising Principles:¬† Historical examination of advertising as related to the graphic design industry with focus on a studio problem-solving format that examines the collaboration and art direction within creative teams. Introduction of practice, theory and structure of profession through concept¬¨ driven and developmental creative campaigns.

What can you do with a degree in graphic design?

The graphic design major prepares you for a range of graduate school and career options. Some examples of graduate degrees include the Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Communications Design, Advertising Design, and Multimedia Design. Some career opportunities include graphic designer, freelance artist, photographer, illustrator, art director, film and video editor, creative director, product designer, and design teacher/professor.