Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and Advertising

Focusing on the fusion of art and technology, a degree in graphic design and advertising opens the door to endless possibilities of visual communication. You’ll become expert at combining text and visuals as you turn your most creative ideas into designs for print or the web.

Focusing on the fusion of art and technology, a degree in graphic design and advertising opens the door to endless possibilities of visual communication. You’ll become expert at combining text and visuals as you turn your most creative ideas into designs for print or the web.

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Mission

Our faculty is composed of award-winning artists and designers who are leaders in their various disciplines and media, and who actively produce and exhibit their creative work. As artists and educators, they believe art has a unique power to change our world and make it a more beautiful, generous, rich and open place.

Program Structure

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and Advertising Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Required Hours

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 72 credit hours + Electives: 0 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*

*Based on track selection

Example Coursework

Basic Drawing
Identity & Brand Design
Interactive Design
Advertising Creativity and Copywriting

Minor Available

No

Department

Art and Design

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Curriculum

Student run ad agency - Morris Mitchell

Based in the Department of Art and Design, and in collaboration with the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, this degree blends art and design training with preparation in advertising and mass communication principles. Successful graduates become competitive candidates for positions such as creative director, production designer and much more.

Outside the Classroom

Much of what art and design students do in the classroom is hands-on. Other real-world opportunities are found in student organizations and co-curriculars including:

  • Morris + Mitchell (student-run ad agency)
  • 99 West (student-run design agency)
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • Study Abroad

Careers

Darbie Angell (’04) creates designs for global audiences.

This degree prepares you with knowledge, skills and a professional portfolio that will help you become a designer in a variety of industries, including advertising, publishing, media and e-commerce. It opens doors to an exciting, creative career in such areas as:

  • Production Designer
  • Animator
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Industrial Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Printmaker
  • Illustrator