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Why Choose Graphic Design?
Graphic designers apply creative and conceptual skills to inform, educate, and persuade audiences. They demonstrate proficiency with tools and technologies to create, reproduce, and distribute visual messages. Due to an increased demand for business communication through traditional and new media outlets, graphic design job growth continues to rise.
The Grapic Design program at Ferris:
Graduates of the Graphic Design Bachelor degree program enter the workplace as print and/or web designers. Some career options include Art Directors, Interaction Designers, User Experience Designers, User Interface Designers, Design Directors, Creative Directors, Freelance Designers, Corporate Designers, Production Assistants, and Production Managers. The program has consistently proven an excellent placement rate of its graduates in leading design firms, corporatoins, and agencies across the country.
The Graphic Design bachelor degree program ladders from the Graphic Design associate degree program or equivalency. All candidates must complete the course requirements of the first two years with a minimum 2.7 GPA in the major courses and a minimum 2.0 GPA overall. They must also successfully pass a portfolio review, after completing the sophomore year of study.
The Graphic Design program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.7 GPA in the major courses and a minimum 2.0 GPA overall. A total of 124/125 credit hours must be completed (A.A.S. and B.S.) for graduation.
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University General Education
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree (Includes A.A.S. in Graphic Design)