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Graphic Design

Course Information

Program Overview


Assumption graphic design students learn to effectively communicate by combining form, content, and information to accomplish a goal. The graphic design Community Connectionprogram is a collaboration between the art and business departments and covers typography, web design, photography, drawing, illustration, motion graphic design, and marketing. Students also gain a thorough knowledge of the latest design software and technology.

Graphic Design uses a range of traditional media along with the latest computerized design programs and equipment. Students develop a strong base of knowledge regarding design principles and the skills that bring design to life.

Opportunities outside the classroom

  • Art Club: The club organizes art projects on and off campus, visits to museums and critiques of student work.
  • Graphic design club: This group works to improve the overall aesthetic quality of campus publications, as well as give students interested in design a place to meet and talk about upcoming 


    contests, critique one another's work and discuss historical and contemporary design.
  • Internships:Students have had internships for credit at places like the Worcester Art Museum, Davis Publications, Preservation Worcester and


    Museum Action Corps.

Major in Graphic Design

The Major in Graphic Design is a 14 course (42 credits) major with 12 required courses and two electives. Upon completing the major, you will be prepared for entry into the professional field as a graphic designer, and/or continue your education in graduate school.

Minor in Graphic Design

To earn a minor in Graphic Design, students complete 7 courses (21 credits). This minor provides students with a solid background that can be applied in professional positions from museum work to publishing.

Graphic Design | Assumption College


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