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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

Polish Posters Online

Apr 24, 2017

A new online database of Westphal’s two different Polish Poster Collections is now available to the public for scholarly and independent research, thanks to a combined effort from the Hagerty Library, the Graphic Design Program, including Professor Mark Willie and former Administrative Assistant, Kim Coulter, and with contributions from many STAR students.

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Polish Posters in Main

Jan 25, 2017

On Thursday, January 27 Plakat Polski: Selections from The Frank Fox Polish Poster Collection and the Kenneth F. Lewalski Polish Posters Collection will open to a reception from 4-6PM in the Rincliffe Gallery and Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery, located on the third floor of Main Building at 3141 Chestnut Street. 

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