The graphic design program prepares students for a wide range of career options as a graphic design professional-from motion graphics and Web Design to exhibitions and careers in education. Students are expected to use words (typography) and images (photography, illustration, diagrams, abstract shapes, textures, lines, and color) to communicate messages for the purpose of informing, persuading, and exciting individuals and audiences.
The BA curriculum in Graphic Design begins with intense coursework covering basic design principles, typography, imagemaking, and history/theory. These are followed by more specialized classes dealing with subjects such as type design, interactive design, motion graphics, and publication design as each year builds upon the prior year’s study.
Our distinguished Visual Arts faculty includes professors who have exhibited work across the world. We have fellowship and grant winners from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation award recipients, Joan Mitchell Foundation award recipients, members of the Drawing Center Viewing Program and members of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. We also have Fulbright scholarship recipients, faculty artists who have been published in numerous publications, and members of the Artists Space and the Museum of Modern Art slide registries in New York.