Graphic Design is both a calling and a profession. In college, you will have access to highly advanced instruction and software when you major in graphic design. Learning how to use these tools, combined with natural artistic ability will give you a career that has unlimited potential. Truly good programs have modern, “industry current” facilities as well as high post graduation employment rates. Graphic Designers are hired by all forms of industries, so the scope of this profession is unlimited.
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Graphic designers are visual problem-solvers who use a wide variety of concepts and media to inform, direct, promote, entertain, engage, and educate specific audiences. The graphic design major prepares students to integrate design principles, methods, concepts, images, words, and ideas to creatively convey visual messages meant to produce specific responses from diverse audiences. Graphic design students are exposed to a full range of topics throughout their curriculum, including information design, web and interaction design, branding and identity design, design systems, exhibit and wayfinding design, user experience design, and professional practices.
"The Graphic Design concentration allows students to remain open to the full range of courses offered for all VC concentrations, but it also focuses on design for print media. Print media can include brochures, corporate identity systems, packaging, environmental graphics, book design, magazine design, newspaper design, etc. The curriculum specializes in the design and production of varied print media, but it also offers courses in web design and illustration, which are skill sets that a designer would be asked to collaborate with, contract for hire, or conduct themselves."
Design is moving faster than ever. As the connected world gets more complex, it demands designers who are able to work across platforms and technologies, seamlessly interweaving print, media, user-experiences and the markets they serve. You might design an app for neighborhoods to compete to see who can keep their faucets shut off. Or maybe you’ll produce an animated.