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A Major in Graphic Design

Graphic Design is now called Graphic Communication Design

Description of Major

This major educates students about how to analyze communication needs in order to conceive of and create effective and socially responsive visual solutions. This work blends artistic creativity with problem diagnosis, strategizing and various skills in order to inform, persuade, improve, identify and/or clarify.

For more information on studying Graphic Design:  click here 

Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for graphic design graduates, including:

Advertising Designer Advertising Production Manager
Animator Art Buyer        
Art Director Artist
Book Designer Catalog Designer  
Character Animator          Commercial Printer                         
Communications Specialist Computer Artist                     
Copywriter                                         Creative Director
Design Manger Designer 
Digital Designer          Display Manager                              
Exhibit Designer Graphic Animator
Graphic Designer Illustrator
Interactive Designer Layout Artist
Magazine Illustrator          Multimedia Designer
Package Designer                  Photoengraver
Photographer Printer
Production Planner                   Professor
Public Relations Specialist Publications Designer
Publisher                          Set Designer                                    
Storyboard Artist              Technical Expert                        
Typesetter Web Designer


Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree.

Additional Links  

American Institute of Graphic Arts

Association of Graphic Communications

Graphic Artists Guild

Technical Association of the Graphic Arts

UC College of DAAP