Graphic Design is the study of visual communications and the art of presenting information to the public or to a specific group. Visual elements such as animation, photography, illustration, symbols, and type are designed or arranged using various techniques and materials. Materials may range from traditional ink, paper, and printing presses to video and the internet using the latest computer software and hardware.
Students graduating from USU with a Graphic Design Emphasis will create a professional portfolio individualized to their specific interests. Courses dealing with designing symbols, trademarks, typography, layout, and almost all formats of print and publication design are offered. Digital arts such as animation and interactive multimedia are also part of the Graphic Design curriculum. Students will solve commercial visual problems and learn to present these solutions professionally.
The Graphic Design Emphasis Requirement Sheet contains specific information of courses required for graduation. This information sheet
is also available from the Department of Art & Design office in the Fine Arts Visual
building, room 122 (FAV 122).