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Curriculum

Westphal College's Graphic Design curriculum provides a balance of traditional and technical artistic studies enhanced by general education coursework in the humanities and the physical and social sciences. Students develop a sophisticated approach to creative problem solving and hone skills in typography, image generation, corporate identity, web design, information graphics, three-dimensional design, and motion graphics. Working in both two and three-dimensional projects, students utilize the latest electronic applications and emerging technologies to stay current with the industry.

Graphic Design students can also pursue advanced elective coursework in web & motion graphic design, environmental graphic design (wayfinding systems, exhibition design, identity graphics), experimental publication design and other interdisciplinary special topics projects.

Major and Sequence Sheets

The following plans of study are linked to the Course Catalog and are for review purposes only. Several factors influence the sequencing of those courses including: transfer credits, AP credits, academic year entering the program and programmatic changes. Students should refer to their individualized DegreeWorks account and consult with their Academic Advisor to ensure they meet all degree requirements in a timely manner.Graphic Design Curriculum

Academic Advisor: Lisa Serpico

Westphal College Office of Student Services

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Recent News

Jack Cliggett

Jun 21, 2017

Jack Cliggett, Graphic Design Professor, was a founding faculty member of our outstanding Graphic Design program, contributing to the creation of the program’s curriculum at its conception and serving as Program Director.

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Graphic Design Senior Show

May 22, 2017

The Graphic Design Senior Show is Monday, June 12. There will be a private industry reception from 6-7PM followed by a reception for friends, family, alumni, and the general public from 7-9PM in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.).  

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