Quick Facts

The Graphic Design program is housed in the Hirt building in a 30’ x 45’ room containing 21 Macintosh units and a large finishing area. The latest Adobe software, the industry standard, is available for student use on all platforms. Additional hardware includes a scanner, Color Laser Copier, and a large format printer. The room is equipped for wireless interaction for students with their own devices. The instructional podium projects on the large screen for all students to view. Twelve additional Macintosh units are available in the Photography lab.

Professional Orgs.
The Graphic Design Club, AdPro is affiliated with the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA. Students also participate in the American Advertising Federation, AAF, annual awards show known as the Addys.

FH Group
Core Creative
IDL Worldwide
Scott Enterprises

Scholarship: Incoming Freshmen students are eligible to participate in the Art Department’s Annual Sr. Angelica Cummings Art Scholarship. Submission for the scholarships is due at the end of January. Winners are notified at the beginning of March.

Average Class Size: Graphic Design courses average 15 students capped at 20.

Jobs you can get:
Website Designer, Publication Designer, In-house Designer, Interactive Designer, Social Media Manager, Graphic Designer, Branding, Art Director

Starting Salary: $30, 070

Bureau of Labor and Stats:
Graphic Design: The job outlook for 2010-2020 is 13% growth (About as fast as average).
Web Design: The job outlook for 2010 – 2020 is 22% growth.

Graduate Programs one can pursue: MFA in any of the following areas Graphic Design, Advertising, Interactive Design, Branding Design.

Alumni have gone to work for:
Homedics, Detroit
FH group, Erie
SKM Group, Buffalo
Scott Enterprises, Erie
FiftyOne Global e-commerce, New York City
CyberInk, Erie


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum

MU Course Catalog