Graphic Design Program

About our Graphic Design program

At SUVA our Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design program is committed to helping students excel in traditional and contemporary graphic design concepts, while learning the creative process of combining their imagination with new uses of technology. While attending graphic design school students will learn how to balance creativity with client need and use their design skills to create a range of print and web based design work.

Our graphic design program also provides SUVA students experience the design flow and processes in a hands-on environment to develop problem solving skills that are essential to fostering a great career in this industry. Upon completion of the graphic design program our graduates are qualified to seek employment as:

  • Graphic artists
  • Production artists
  • Graphic designers
  • Web designers
  • UX/UI designers

Cover image: Roman Urias

Duration:

4 years

Credits:

120

Minoring:

Summer programs available

Core Faculty:
Support Faculty:
Contact:

800.825.8753 (toll free) or email us

SUVA has connected the dots for me. I tried other schools and felt a disconnect with their curricula and how it relates with my major. SUVA teaches you the relationship between the curricula and your chosen major. This approach has made my art more meaningful and impactful.

Roman Urias

  • Overview

    As a Graphic Designer, you combine your creativity with the power of art and technology to impact how an audience thinks, feels and responds to your work. Graphic Designers can work with a wide range of clients and professionals on many different challenging and interesting projects. Imagine creating an iconic logo that people remember and helps build your client’s business.

    Think of what it would feel like working with an advertising agency to create a dynamic, interactive website for an international event. Imagine the freedom of being able to work from home or on the go as a freelance Graphic Designer.


    Courses

    Credits

    First Year Experience

    24

    General Education Courses

    42

    Graphic Design Courses

    24

    Elective Courses

    30

    Total credits

    120

  • Degree Requirements

    First Year Experience Courses

    Credits

    FYE102 Spatial Dynamics

    3

    FYE103 Design Solutions

    3

    FYE104 Drawing I

    4

    FYE105 The Power of Why

    2

    FYE152 Creative Thinking

    4

    FYE153 Narrative Design

    4

    FYE154 Drawing II

    4

    Total credits

    24

     

    Seminar Courses

    Credits

    VC200 Visual Communication Seminar I

    3

    VC200 Visual Communication Seminar II

    3

    VC200 Visual Communication Seminar III

    3

    VC200 Visual Communication Seminar IV

    3

    Total credits

    12

     

    Studio Electives

    Credits

    Course availability varies based on student need

     

    Total credits

    15

     

    Advanced Application Electives

    Credits

    Course availability varies based on student need

     

    Total credits

    12

     

    Capstone Courses

    Credits

    Portfolio

     

    Total credits

    3

     

    Core Studio Courses

    Credits

    GD200 Typography

    3

    GD203 Page Layout I

    3

    GD306 Page Layout II

    3

    GD307 Introduction to Digital Imaging

    3

    Total credits

    12

    General Education

    Lower Level Courses

    Credits

    GE101 Art History - Paleolithic to Renaissance

    3

    GE102 Art History - Renaissance to 21st Century

    3

    GE105 English Composition

    3

    GE106 Principles of Communication

    3

    Total credits

    12

     

    Upper Level Courses*

    Credits

    Math

    3

    Science

    3

    Social and Behavioral Science

    3

    Humanities

    3

    Art History

    15

    Professional Practices

    3

    Total credits

    30

    * Upper level course availability is determined based on student need.

  • Minoring

    Experience the design process and develop problem solving skills essential to graphic design. Students learn to create the design and layout of websites, brochures, advertisements and more.


    Courses

    Credits

    GDM101 Graphic Design Minor (Summer 1)

    8

    GDM102 Graphic Design Minor (Summer 2)

    8

    Total credits

    16

Interested in studying Graphic Design at SUVA?

Our next academic year commences Fall 2020

Other programs

We offer a range of art and design programs at SUVA