Why Graphic Design?

Getting a job after graduating can be challenging, regardless of your major. With Graphic Design, however, we spend many of our classes learning and practicing professional skills that are directly transferrable to the industry. Every business needs design at some level.

Students graduating with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design can work with just about any industry or venture out as freelance entrepreneurs. Some possible job options include (but are not limited to):

  • Graphic Designer (print media)
  • Web Designer (create websites and online content)
  • Motion Graphics Designer (create graphics for TV, film and online video)
  • Art Director (magazines, blogs, ad agencies, etc)
  • Animator
  • Arts Educator (at a museum or other institution)
  • Teacher (elementary/high school/college)
  • Photographer (Commercial, Portraiture, Art, Forensic, Photojournalism, etc)
  • Muralist/Faux Finish Specialist
  • Cartoonist for blogs/newspapers/magazines
  • Social Media Manager (manage online presence for other individuals/companies)
  • Marketing/Advertising Positions (at Ad Agencies)
  • Art Lawyer (additional degrees required)
  • Illustrator (blogs/books/magazines)
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Cartographer (mapmaker)
  • Sign Painter