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Graphic Design Major or Minor

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Program Description

If you are seeking a creative and challenging profession, Graphic Design offers a dynamic and colorful career choice. Whether for an entire marketing campaign for a large corporation or a simple concert poster, the field of Graphic Design promises limitless opportunities for visual expression in an increasingly visual cultural environment.

Graphic Design students at Flagler College experience a vigorous learning environment to prepare them for the increasingly demanding field of graphic design and advertising. The program follows a strong foundation of drawing, photography, design principles, art history and visual communications. Focusing primarily on print media, students enrolled in the Graphic Design program at Flagler College receive instruction from working professionals and learn on-the-job in a state-of-the-art computer studio. Real-world experience from faculty and visiting professionals is combined with challenging graphic design projects to form a complete learning experience. Internships and field trips to leading area design, advertising and printing firms allow students to gain direct access to the field and its practitioners. Finally, a professionally-prepared portfolio, advised and critiqued by top area professionals, is produced by each student in exemplary preparation for a competitive job market.

  • Advanced training in perceptual and conceptual drawing techniques with a variety of mediums
  • Essential software training for graphic design including: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Competence in elements of 2 and 3 dimensional design
  • Beginning and advanced training in the field of graphic design through studio projects, lectures, and the occasional field trip to design/advertising agencies.
  • Basic creative photography skills involving digital imaging techniques.
  • A working knowledge of the history of art and its bearing on the student’s individual creative development.
  • A working knowledge of the basic tools and concepts involved in illustrative drawing and design.

Major Requirements

A minimum of 65 hours, including ART 105, 106, 204, 218, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 252, 335, 352, 435, 436, 495, plus two Graphic Design studio electives.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 23 hours consisting of ART 105, 204, 218, 225, 226, 230.