Learn the skills needed for exciting careers in the fields of visual communications.
Virtually all organizations depend on compelling visual communication to successfully convey ideas and engage customers. The Graphic Design program at Berkeley College is both innovative to give you more career options and thorough to help you stand out in the job market.
Along with the history of graphic design and a strong foundation in art and design principles, the curriculum exposes students to the problem-solving process using a broad range of traditional, digital, and emerging media. Courses are taught in modern studio/lab environments at our Woodland Park campus and online, encouraging entrepreneurial teamwork and collaboration. Critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and creativity are emphasized as students learn about:
- Web design
- User interface and interactive design
- Motion graphics and animation
- Digital photography and imaging
- Game design
- Publication design
- Typographic design
- And more
Instructors are chosen for both academic excellence and relevant professional experience. They share firsthand occupational knowledge that can help prepare students to enter the job market. Portfolios, internships, and capstone projects are completed prior to graduation, as students work closely with the Career Services Department to secure future employment.
Students have the opportunity to interact with Interior Design and Design Management students, exhibit their work in the Gallery at Woodland Park, and contribute to the department website. Students may also participate in field trips, attend guest lectures and opening receptions, and network with members of the professional design, art, and film community.
- A program that provides a strong foundation in the practice of graphic design as a fine art
- Hands-on learning that emphasizes skills required by employers
- Proficiency in industry technology, including current computer graphic software
- Valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments