A creative career in design
Graphic Designers today are critical thinkers, collaborators and agents of change. They create value for businesses, bring empathy to social issues, and make the complex clear through smart visual solutions. Our Graphic Design programs reflect these skills through education that is purpose-driven and focused on being flexible and responsive in an increasingly complex world. Build a portfolio that reflects your values, leadership skills, and creative savvy gained through theoretical foundations, real-world projects, meaningful collaboration with classmates, other disciplines and the community. Our passionate faculty prepare you to engage with the creative industry and the greater business community in a profession that offers endless possibilities for a fulfilling career in visual communication.
Core Skills // From research and art direction to execution. Create impactful photography and illustration, and apply beautiful typography. Get proficient in digital production with Adobe’s big 3 – Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
Communication Design // Turn ideas into action. Apply strategic processes, utilize critical thinking skills, and merge images with words for powerful visual communication.
Brand Identity // Go beyond the logo. Design visual identities that create value, and connect people to places, products, services and cultures.
Interactive Design // Design that moves with your digital medium. Everything from web design and strategy to app design. These UI and UX skills are in demand!
Dynamic Media // Create motion graphics, kinetic visual communication, and moving brand narratives. Activate type, sound, image and storytelling for screens and mobile devices.
"I love being a graphic designer because I get to problem solve, have fun, make an impact, and work with visionaries. The graphic design program at UFV created a place for possibility to begin.” — Alexandrah Pahl, UFV Grad 2018