The Graphic Design Program
The graphic design program, one of the most popular majors within the visual arts at Saint Vincent College, is an ideal way to get comfortable in and prepare for an increasingly popular career. Classes range from art history to typography and digital media, allowing students to gain skills with computer and web design and have the opportunity to work with professionals in the field including an award winning documentary film maker.
Graphic design students can also pursue their artistic interests outside the classroom. The proximity to Pittsburgh allows students access to nationally-recognized artistic organizations. Meanwhile, the Saint Vincent Gallery, home of the art collections of the Archabbey and College, hosts temporary exhibitions of regionally and nationally recognized artists and the senior exhibitions of graduating art and graphic design students. In addition, students have submitted their work for local and regional exhibitions even while they attend Saint Vincent. This combination of coursework, media education and hands-on studio experience is excellent preparation for graphic design jobs.
What Can I Do With a Major in Graphic Design?
Students graduating with a degree in graphic design from Saint Vincent College will have a variety of career options. Graphic design is quickly becoming an essential field in today’s economy, with many organizations recognizing it as an essential tool for business. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates graphic design jobs to rise seven percent by 2022, with especially high growth in the computer systems design industry (35 percent).
But as a graduate in graphic design, your career choices are not limited. Many of today’s Web designers and developers, art directors, game designers, multimedia animators, marketing specialists and mobile app engineers began their careers with graphic designer jobs. The right combination of a graphic design major or minor with another discipline could be the key to a long career in a wide range of industries.