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Become a creative problem solver! Graphic Design blends in-depth study of the visual arts with hands-on practice at creating effective solutions to real-world communications problems.

Master the art of visual communication

As a Graphic Designer you’ll work side-by-side with talented faculty who are passionate about art. You’ll learn to develop inventive visual concepts and execute them skillfully-and with the latest technology. With fellow students in small classes, you’ll present your work and discuss it in detail. In a curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, you’ll deepen your understanding of the creative process and expand your capacity for critical thinking and compelling visual, oral and written expression. You’ll come to understand a discipline that brings form and order to human activities, inventions and creations-and prepare for rewarding work in a corporate or studio setting.

Enjoy many ways to learn, on campus and beyond

Practical experience is built into the Graphic Design curriculum. Our internships draw on the vast cultural, business and professional resources of Chicago-one of the largest job markets for graphic designers in the nation. We make our connections your connections, so you can test-drive your dream job in the real world. To gain a global perspective, you can choose from a number of study abroad programs on four continents.