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.

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Our faculty—who are also professionals in their fields—will teach you how to:

  • research and analyze content as part of the design process
  • work within the context of the message, the audience, the environment, and the technology
  • develop graphic translations such as symbols, books, posters, interactive media
  • create art with a purpose


Laura Franz

Professor / Chairperson
Art & Design
College of Visual & Performing Arts 349A


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Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design