Art Department: Graphic Design
This area of study provides a student with the opportunity to focus on graphic design as a method for visual communication. Our graphic design students express their conceptual talents within a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes typography, logo design, brand identity, motion graphics, animation, web design, and portfolio development. By emphasizing and maintaining high standards, our curriculum reflects the quality and competitive rigor demanded by recognized and respected design firms.
Our curriculum emphasizes the student's visual voice and the development of critical insight into the possibilities of using the computer as a source for artistic expression. The Art Department provides a student with a strong foundation in the medium by offering courses in visual design I, II, III, illustration, web design and 3D animation.
Our computer lab is cross platform, providing students with the opportunity to utilize both PC and Mac based equipment. Our lab consists of 18 PC workstations and eight Mac workstations, as well as workstations dedicated for printing and scanning. Our lab focuses on Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, and Lightwave 3D. Our facilities are well maintained to accommodate students working in all facets of graphic design.
The graphic design area has one full-time faculty member: