Art Major: Concentration in Graphic Design

  • Alumni Chanessa Shuler
  • DVD artwork by graphic designer Nadine Fails, Carlow alum
    DVD artwork created by graphic designer and Carlow alumnus Nadine Fails

    What is Graphic Design?

    In today’s ever-changing world, technical proficiency alone is rarely enough for success. Concentrations in graphic design, media arts and animation, interactive media design, and photography are offered in collaboration with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AIP). They combine the strength of a diverse liberal arts education and a strong art foundation gained at Carlow with a concentration at the state-of-the-art computer studios of a leading technical arts school. Students in these programs go beyond mere technical proficiency to a well-rounded education.

    What can I do with a graphic design degree? 

    A few career titles of graphic design majors after graduation are graphic designer (of course!), multimedia designer, publications designer, communications specialist, creative director, and art director.  Graphic designers translate communication goals through printed materials, such as logos, symbols, books, pamphlets, annual reports, banners, catalogs, newsletters, and product packaging. They are involved in the creation of digital communications of information via websites, graphical computer interfaces, interactive multimedia, and motion graphics in television and video.

    What makes Carlow's program unique?

    In Carlow's graphic design program, you’ll learn the basics of good design, which include the way typography (i.e., the style of lettering) and images are used to make visual statements. Whether your goal is to work in print or digital media, you’ll learn to use the cutting-edge computer programs that every graphic designer today needs to know.

    In today’s ever-changing world, technical proficiency alone is rarely enough for success. Concentrations in graphic design are offered in collaboration with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AIP). They combine the strength of a diverse liberal arts education and a strong art foundation gained at Carlow with a concentration at the state-of-the-art computer studios of a leading technical arts school. Students in these programs go beyond mere technical proficiency to a well-rounded education.
     

    Major Requirements: 25 credits + 30 Carlow credit equivalents at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    AR 101, AR 102, AR 111, AR 221, AR 227, AR 240, AR 311, AR 330, AR 421, WS 209, plus 30 Carlow credit equivalents at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, as specified by the program undertaken.  

  • Major:

    Art

    Degree:

    Bachelor of Arts

    Location:

    Main Oakland Campus
    Art/Graphic Design Specialization