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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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High School Summer Programs

Dec 19, 2017

Do you have children, siblings, friends or peers interested in attending Westphal? Our Summer Programs are now enrolling High School students who want to get a head start on college studies.


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Nov 15, 2017

The ArtistYear program provides a unique opportunity for Westphal students graduating this year and alumni up to the age of 28 to make a difference by creating unique arts programs and classes in nearby, underserved Philadelphia public schools.

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