Department of Art : Undergraduate Program

Graphic Design

Bachelor of Arts in Art: Graphic Design

2021–2022 Four Year Course Sequence Plan

The Graphic Design option is a comprehensive program that serves to foster growth in an intuitive, conceptual approach to visual communication problem solving. Our students learn that graphic design is not technology, but is, and always has been, the convergence of art, business, and technology to produce meaningful, successful visual communication.

After freshman and sophomore foundation courses, Graphic Design students embark on a two-year experience in specific concentration courses. The curriculum includes typography and creative problem solving, along with the application of both traditional and digital processes and techniques. Juniors and seniors participate in a rigorous program through direct engagement. The process of design encompasses:

  • research
  • critical analysis
  • concept development
  • experimentation
  • design and production

Students will gain a strong understanding of design methods. The high quality of the Graphic Design program at WCSU is reflected in the student work displayed in the annual Senior Portfolio Exhibition. Graphic Design students graduate from the program with a strong portfolio and visually effective self-promotion pieces.

Graphic Design Student Work: