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The graphic design industry is an exciting, fast-changing, and rewarding field for individuals with creative and artistic talent. Employment is expected to grow 10 percent through 2016 due to the demand from businesses needing creative and competitive websites, advertising, and interactive media design outreach; publishers; computer design companies; the video entertainment industry; and more. In addition, graphic designers with website design and animation experience can expect to see increases in design projects for interactive media design.
Becker College offers some of the most innovative programs in modern, multi-media design in the country. A Becker College degree in design with a graphic design concentration provides students with the digital imaging, computer graphics, visual arts, and production skills that will enable them to develop creative solutions for clients’ design needs. Students learn the process of combining words and images to communicate an effective message through all types of visual communication.
The Becker College design program, with a graphic design concentration, integrates the College’s liberal arts course work with a strong foundation of graphic arts skills and techniques and hands-on practical training. Small class sizes allow Becker College professors to actively engage students in the learning process to nourish and accelerate their creative talents. The College’s experienced faculty regularly interfaces with colleagues in the field to ensure that current industry practices are incorporated in the curricula. The curriculum is supplemented in the last two years with a choice of elective coursework, internships, and special projects.
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There are five major areas of focus that a graduating student needs to demonstrate mastery of in order to successfully complete the Bachelor of Arts in Design, Graphic Design concentration program. The skills listed in the checklist come directly from the professional graphic design job market. By completing these skills we feel our students are more than prepared to enter the professional job market and achieve success. This checklist is used throughout the program as a way to make sure the student remains on track towards mastering the necessary skills they need to achieve their goals.
Students will develop and implement solutions to problems encountered in all phases of the graphic design process.
Students will create effective visual communication through the application of design theories and principles to develop design solutions.
Students will apply typographic skills and knowledge to create effective visual communication.
Students will create and integrate illustrations and imagery to develop and communicate design solutions.
Students will use a variety of technologies to create, capture, and manipulate design elements in producing an appropriately prepared final product.
Students will incorporate traditional/fundamental design skills and concepts including drawing, perspective, color, and layout in the creation of visual media.
Students will incorporate new media skills including digital design concepts, digital video, animation, web, and interactive in the creation of visual media.
Students will communicate clearly and professionally, and listen, follow and give directions in both verbal and written formats.
Students will apply effective business practices and project management skills appropriate to job requirements in the graphic design field.
Students will demonstrate professional ethics and collaborate as a productive and responsible team member.
Students will assume responsibility for career development and continuing education.
Students will produce a professional portfolio and job search plan.
View the curriculum for Becker College’s design program: graphic design.Learn more about the graphic design curriculum at Becker