Design / illustration / Typography / History / Storytelling / Design Thinking / Process / animated spaces / Motion / website design / UX/UI / Portfolio development / Branding / Logo Design / identity / Layout Design / Expressive design /

Not only do designers study cultural devices to communicate, designers are culture makers. We create artifacts that express humanity to make the world a better place.

This project was founded by Carrie A. Dyer in 2014, Design Educator, as a professional collaborative extension of the classroom for students. Distinguished Collaborating Educators include Janis Dougherty & Cory Gurley.

Q: why is accreditation  important?

 
A: National Association of Schools of Art & Design [NASAD] enforces a rigorous accreditation that the top schools in art and design acquire around the country.

 

Q: What skills do I need to become a Successful designer?

A: Graphic Designers must be strong visual communicators, with conceptual and creative problem-solving skill sets. We train our students in critical and formal tasks that make them sophisticated designers and communicators.

 

Q: What is the difference in a Graphic Design degree and a communication degree?


A: Our degree focuses on professional practice and important rigorous studies in Graphic Design. Our degree is a Graphic Design degree. Our department is accredited by NASAD, which is a top accreditation that Graphic Design professionals look for when hiring new team members.

 

Q: Can I get a Job?


A: Graphic Design graduates get jobs in the professional design and communication industries. We have award-winning student work that helps students stand out when applying for competitive jobs. The key to getting a job is a competitive portfolio. We teach our students to develop professional proficiencies.

 

Q: Is software all I need to learn to be a Designer?

A: No, designers are sophisticated visual and conceptual professionals who study much more than the functional nature of software. We embrace Design Thinking, Conceptual Devices, and many other topics that consider communication methods.

 

Q: What is the difference between Visual Communication & Graphic Design?

A: Visual Communication and Graphic Design are the same area named differently for emphasis.

 

Q: If I receive a Graphic Design Degree, am I limited to a Graphic Design career?

A: No, designers are trained with skills that can be translated into many other areas for positions depending on the individual’s strengths.

 

Q: How do I know what graphic design school to choose?


A: We recommend looking for NASAD Accredited programs. A good indication of quality can be reviewed by looking at student work. In the end, a competitive portfolio is what helps you get a job.

 

Q: Can I Develop my individual  ideas & Passions with the Graphic Design degree?


A: We structure the Graphic Design curriculum to embrace your own interests. We assign projects that encourage and support exploration of your ideas, and we look forward to seeing what you can do with these projects.

Q: I want to explore other areas during my studies. How does Exploration fit into this degree?


A: The cool thing about this is you have choices on how to build your degree with your interests. There are categories with requirements, but within these categories, there is a lot of room for exploration. This exploration helps you be a more rounded student with essential skills and knowledge that reinforce in the Graphic Design courses.

 

 

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This project was founded by Carrie A. Dyer in 2014, Design Educator, as a professional collaborative extension of the classroom for students. Distinguished Collaborating Educators include Janis Dougherty & Cory Gurley.