Prepare for a career in graphic design by learning how to communicate visually.
You'll develop your talents and skills and achieve a high degree of professional competence, while pursuing your own creative goals. The BFA in Visual Design - Graphic Design program will prepare you for the many career opportunities available in design practice.
The BFA is a professional degree with concentrated areas of specialization, so you will take more art courses than you would in a BA program. At UMass Dartmouth, you also have the advantages of a university education where you can diversify your studies and expand your career opportunities.
Our faculty—who are also professionals in their fields—will teach you how to:
Internships led to position as graphic designer at Liberty Mutual
For the BFA in Visual Design - Graphic Design, you'll take 78 credits in design and related art courses, and 120 credits overall.
As a graphic design major, you will:
Your projects in diverse media will include:
As you progress through the program, you will develop a professional portfolio that represents your ability to design solutions to communications challenges.
You'll work in contemporary studio spaces and with up-to-date equipment that's among the finest in New England.
Earn an advanced degree
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Design: Develop your personal voice and advance your technical skills with a master's degree. You can choose to specialize in digital media, graphic design, illustration, or photography.
Graduate Certificate in Web and Interaction Design: Enhance your marketability with a certificate in web and interaction design. Your design knowledge will increase as you explore issues of web accessibility, findability, and usability.
Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design