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Graphic Design Major

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic and Interactive Design

School of Communication

Hands-On Experience Beginning Freshman Year

As a graphic and interactive design major, you will research, evaluate, create, design and produce professional-level materials for a variety of print, digital and interactive projects. You will learn the aesthetics and design principles first, in order to master a project from beginning to end. 

The B.F.A. in graphic and interactive design includes classes in graphic design thinking, history, interactive graphic design, typography, branding and corporate identity, among other major electives. 

Beginning freshman year, students will bring visual ideas and concepts to life using industry-standard hardware, software and tools. Additionally, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with non-profit partners through Wood Street Communications, the graphic design club and Advertising Federation of America, as well as The Globe and other student media.

The Student Experience 

4+1 and Early Start Master's Programs

The School of Communication offers 4+1 and fast track Bachelor/Master's degrees, including:

Career Options

With a B.F.A. in graphic and interactive design, you will have the option to work for a variety of industries, including:

  • Design Firms
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Printing Companies
  • Web Design Companies
  • TV Stations
  • Sports and Entertainment Organizations
  • Publishing Companies
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Graduates have gone on to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Printing Supervisor
  • Production Designer
  • Animator 
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Product Developer

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