Graphic Design

As a graphic design major you will take courses in design studio and professional practices, materials and processes, art history, and design history and theory.

You will gain knowledge and skills in print-specific practices, Web design, motion graphics for film and television, interactive applications, and branding and identity. The graphic design program covers design theory, design history, materials and processes, as well as graphic design studio/professional industry standards and practices.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Art Director

  • My future career:

    Graphic Designer

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  • My future career:

    Multimedia Artist or Animator

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
    • For More Information**

    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Advertising Manager
    • Art Director
    • Creative Consultant
    • Creative Manager
    • Design Technologist
    • Desktop Publisher
    • Industrial Designer
    • Printing Worker
    • Production Specialist
    • Technical Writer
    • User Experience Designer
    • User Interface Designer
    • Web Developer
    • Website Designer