The Design Program prepares students for entry into the complex and interconnected world of professional design practice by providing an advanced academic structure for Graphic and Information Design studies, including studio practices, technics, histories and theories of design, and related topics. The Design Faculty is comprised of professionals with backgrounds, experience, and currency in Graphic Design and Design related fields. The Core Design Curriculum encourages and enables creative thinking, critical analysis, innovation, and effective communications in a challenging and collegial academic environment, with close relations to the professional field(s) of graphic and information design. Excellence in scholarship and practice are fostered in both undergraduate and graduate programs, through research, analysis, creative design solutions, practical experience, and community engagement.
Demonstrate understanding of design principles by applying design theory and process from an artistic perspective;
Apply critical thinking to create, organize, and evaluate a graphic/information design portfolio and be able to use design vocabulary appropriately and accurately;
Apply creative problem solving and technical skills in the creation of effective design solutions for social media and website design;
Apply creative problem solving and technical skills in the creation of effective design solutions for print;
Apply creative problem solving and technical skills in the creation of effective design solutions for motion, 3D and multi-media project work.