Major in Graphic Design

Become a designer • Improve your technique • Solve problems creatively

Learn to become a visual problem-solver.

From logo design to corporate identity to infographics, great graphic design goes deeper than just the "look and feel." Ultimately it's about solving a problem for your client and meeting the needs of their audience. At JBU, we'll equip you with both the design techniques and communication skills you need to collaborate with clients to develop unique, effective visual solutions.

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Learn design skills

Students of graphic design start with the basics of color theory, typography and good design with professors who've worked in the industry for decades.

Practice design process

The graphic design major allows students to tackle real-world print and digital projects such as logo design and branding, packaging, brochures and websites.

Build a portfolio

Before graphic design students graduate, JBU professors help them prepare a professional portfolio that will get them noticed and on the road to a career.

Design creative products at JBU.

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What to expect as a graphic design student at JBU

Faculty who invest in you

One of the most amazing things about JBU is the relationships students create with the professors. Students are encouraged to visit and ask questions with professors, so that they can become better designers. 

Enjoy incredible facilities

Our three art buildings include two 3-story facilities featuring classrooms, a theater, two galleries, photo and cinema studios, Mac labs and a printmaking workshop. The Studio Project Barn includes large spaces for a state-of-the-art photo studio, drawing and painting classrooms, woodshop, ceramics studio and individual artist stations.

Learn a broad skillset

Students are encouraged to learn skills beyond their major. Other than graphic design courses, students have the opportunity to gain skills in photography, printmaking, videography and more that will be beneficial for their future careers.

 

What can you do with a graphic design degree?

Students in the graphic design major are not only able to specialize in their passions, but they get the chance to work with other crafts and tools to graduate well-rounded, enabling them to find a job in any sector of art and design after school.

Graphic Designer

Work in any industry creating print or digital designs to support marketing and communication efforts or product design.

Creative/Art Director

As you progress in your career, you may become a creative/art director, helping advertising agencies, newspapers, public relation firms, marketing firms, and manufacturers with your intimate understanding of product advertisement and graphic production.

Production Artist

Take over the steps of production in graphics, film or other formats. A production artist may also establish and maintain a product or company's brand identity.

Brand Identity Designer

Establish an entire line of graphics for a specific company or product to standardize the characteristics of the brand and the message the client is trying to communicate.

Web Designer

Work on a type of web design like graphics, web interface, user experience and search engines. A web designer is employed to build and maintain a web presence for an organization.

Product Developer

Ideate, lead and manage the creation of products. Communicate and work alongside various engineers, marketers, executives and other professionals. 

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