Graphic Design

The essence of design is storytelling, an exchange of information that begins with a message that needs to be conveyed.

In an age when information comes from every imaginable source, it is the graphic designer’s job to create meaningful visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire and inform his or her audience. At Emmanuel, students will find a department rich in experience, creative vision and dedicated staff. In the hands of creative minds, our studios provide our student body nearly limitless artistic possibilities.

Major Requirements

View the 2017-2018 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for B.F.A. in Graphic Design

  • ART1201 Survey of Art I OR ART1202 Survey of Art II
  • ART1401 Basic Drawing I
  • ART1402 Basic Drawing II
  • ART1407 Visual Language for Design and Communication
  • ART2215 Modern Art
  • ART2232 History of Graphic Design
  • ART2403 Design and Composition
  • ART2411 Introduction to Printmaking
  • ART2415 Life Drawing
  • ART2432 Poster and Information Design
  • ART2433 3D Form Studies
  • ART2443 Digital Photography I: New Technologies in Photography
  • ART3402 Interactive Design
  • ART3431 Motion Graphics and Digital Animation 
  • ART3432 Package and Publication Design
  • ART4432 Graphic Design Senior Studio
  • ART4194/ART4195 Internship I or II
  • Non-credit B.F.A. thesis project and exhibition

Minor Requirements

View the 2017-2018 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for Minor in Graphic Design

  • ART1401 Basic Drawing I
  • ART1407 Visual Language for Design and Composition 
  • ART2403 Design and Composition
  • ART2432 Poster and Information Design*

And two of the following:

  • ART2443 Digital Photography I: New Technologies in Photography
  • ART3402 Interactive Design
  • ART3431 Motion Graphics and Digital Animation
  • ART3432 Package and Publication Design*

* Graphic design minors are not required to take ART1402 Basic Drawing II

Learning Goals & Outcomes

Students enrolled in the graphic design program will be trained in:

  • Problem solving through visual communication
  • Visualizing complex information
  • Typography for both screen and print
  • Designing for print, interactive and time-based media
  • Mastery of both contemporary technology and traditional craft skills in communication design
  • Developing professional and critical language used in critiquing their own work and the work of others