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Graphic Design majors at Flagler College participate in a vigorous learning environment to prepare them for an increasingly demanding and changing creative industry. Following a strong foundation of drawing, design theory, art history and visual culture, students learn about typography, digital imaging, branding, advertising, mobile design, web design and interactive design. 

Program Description

The curriculum represents a contemporary balance of theory, traditional practice and digital media. Students receive real-world instruction from design professionals in state-of-the-art digital studios equipped with Macintosh computers. Workstations in the labs give students access to the latest Adobe software along with scanning and printing facilities. In preparation for a diverse job market, each student develops a professional-level portfolio consisting of a wide variety of design projects.

  • Program Outcomes
    Students who graduate from Flagler College with a major in Graphic Design will:
    • Gain a working knowledge of the history of art, visual culture and its bearing on individual creative development.
    • Explore conceptual drawing and illustration techniques with a variety of mediums.
    • Learn essentials of two- and three-dimensional design.
    • Utilize a multitude of advanced digital imaging techniques.
    • Have an advanced understanding of the field of graphic design, including both theory and application, through studio projects and lectures.
    • Demonstrate fluency in visual communication and problem-solving tactics.
    • Gain experience in brand conceptualization, development and implementation.
    • Understand the planning, design and development process for creating usable and accessible web, interactive and mobile experiences.
    • Gain competence in contemporary marketing strategies involving traditional, interactive, digital and social media outlets.
    • Learn self-promotion and networking strategies necessary for acquiring internships, advanced degrees and employment.
    • Interact with professionals affiliated with national design organizations such as AIGA, the professional association for design, and the ADFED, the American Advertising Federation.
    • Have the opportunity to participate in both regional and national design competitions.
  • Career Prospects
    Graduates have found success at design studios, advertising agencies and in-house creative departments working in a multitude of professional positions, including:
    • Graphic Designer
    • Art Director
    • Advertising Creative Director
    • Print Designer
    • Digital Designer
    • Web Designer
    • Mobile Interface Designer
    • Interactive Designer
    • Mobile Interface Designer
    • Interactive Designer
    • Information Designer
    • Type Designer
    • Package Designer
    • Social Media Expert
    • Online Content Strategist

Major Requirements

Students majoring in Graphic Design must complete a minimum of 65 credit hours.

Required Courses
ART 105 Drawing and Composition I
ART 106 Drawing and Composition II
ART 204 Image Studio
ART 218 Visual Culture
ART 225 Two-Dimensional Materials and Concepts
ART 226 Three-Dimensional Materials and Concepts
ART 227 Type Studio I
ART 228 Design Methodologies
ART 229 Branding
ART 252 Survey of Art History II
ART 335 Web Design Studio
ART 352 Art History III
ART 435 Interactive Design Studio
ART 436 Advertising Design
ART 495 Design Portfolio

Students must also choose two electives from the following: ART 241, 320, 325, 327, 329, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 348, 356, 426, 433, 440.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 23 hours consisting of:

Required Courses
ART 105 Drawing and Composition I
ART 204 Image Studio
ART 218 Visual Culture
ART 225 Two-Dimensional Materials and Concepts
ART 227 Type Studio I
ART 228 Design Methodologies

Other Requirements

Please see The Foundation Program requirements.

4 Year Plan

Graphic Design Major
 Checklist to Graduate in 4 years

Graphic Design Minor
 Checklist to Graduate in 4 years


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