Graphic Design Bachelor of Arts
A state-of-the-art, private graphics lab, iMac computers, Adobe editing software, GoPro cameras and 3D printing —all the tools and high-tech gadgets our majors need to produce high-quality work to attract the attention of leading employers in the industry. It doesn’t hurt that our comprehensive curriculum integrates web and print design, which fosters versatile graduates. When students get to apply that knowledge in consultations with actual clients, they’re not only providing a tangible service within the community, but they’re also building robust professional portfolios. There’s no question — our graduates are well prepared for the workforce. This is evident in the number of jobs our graduates snag with high-profile corporate companies, such as Wegmans, Dick’s Sporting Goods and NASCAR.
The art department purchased its first 3D MakerBot printer in 2016. Several courses incorporate 3D printing to bring student sketches and designs to life.
AdPro is a student-run, social organization that helps students better understand advertising, while practicing professionalism.
What better way to learn about art than to experience it firsthand? That’s why graphic design majors head to art museums in Pittsburgh and Cleveland and check out major art shows twice a year.
If you’ve never used a GoPro, don’t worry. This course introduces students to one of the newest cameras on the market, while also using Final Cut Pro editing software to develop captivating digital videos.
The most intensive of all the design courses requires students to create a comprehensive brand strategy for two companies — one imaginary and one local business.
Every graphic designer needs an attention-grabbing, professional portfolio. After the completion of this course, our graduates are ready to ace each and every interview that comes their way.
This class expands student’s command of Adobe Illustrator by exploring a combination of vector skills, traditional media and techniques used to create spot and editorial illustration.
This course is an introduction to digital video editing. Students will be working in the style of non-linear video editing.
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