You'll find a healthy balance of guided learning combined with the freedom to find your own artistic expression
Graphic design can influence the way we live, work and play. The presentation of a design has the power to inspire, incite, unite and spark change. By understanding and harnessing that power, you have the potential to change the world.
What will I learn?
Combining art and the practical use of text, signs and image, you will learn to communicate a message, idea or experience for a multitude of platforms. You'll develop critical design thinking and creative problem-solving in print, web and other digital media forms, incorporating the latest software programs.
Theories and techniques of representational drawing will be introduced and practiced. Through the development of intuitive and perceptual skills, expressive aspects of drawing are added to technique in order to discover drawing as a means for visual communication.
Art scholarships available!
Serious about studying graphic design at Simpson? We have a scholarship for that! If you are a graphic design major, all you have to do is submit a portfolio of 12 works and two letters of recommendation to be considered. If selected, you will receive financial aid you can apply toward tuition and other expenses.
What can I do with my degree?
A degree in Graphic Design from Simpson positions you to step into one of many design careers. The techniques and skills you practice are immediately transferrable to this growing field of opportunity.
Students who are interested in commercial art should major in Graphic Design, and take advantage of minors in Management or Communications. Career options include: graphic designer, design director, interactive designer, advertising designer, package designer, design manager, book designer, exhibit designer, art director, book jacket designer, creative director and website designer.
There are great opportunities to learn outside the classroom. From galleries to research to internships, see how these experiences will help shape your time at Simpson.