A bachelor of arts in graphic design offers students a program that focuses on critical thinking, design principles, history and professional practice. This program provides students with a creative and professional learning environment to develop a command of visual language utilizing art and design principles, and practices with theory, imagination and technology. Students will be prepared to competitively pursue full-time work in the graphic design field.
“There is no limit to the possibilities when manipulating a picture or group of pictures, it’s made me want to become an artist.” –Dru Harris, '16
What can I do with this major?
You could be prepared for a job as a:
• graphic designer
• art director
• web designer
• marketing manager
You could be prepared for graduate programs in:
• graphic design
• digital arts
• multimedia design
• studio art
About a Silver Lake College Education
In the art department, the small studio classes allow for a lot of individual guidance. Our graduates are well prepared for post-graduate studies and have acquired a confidence in their artistic ability to be effective in our 21st century.
- Silver Lake College has a state-of-the-art computer lab with the newest versions of image-making software, flatbed scanners and printers that provide high-quality output options.
- Graphic design students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by offering design services to the community. Students gain the experience of creating visual communication in a professional manner.
- Graphic design students have opportunities to visit museums and galleries, and participate in community art activities. Students may choose to do an internship to gain practical experiences and network.
- Students get the opportunity to prepare a senior show and exhibit their works in one of our professional gallery spaces.