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.Offers a broad-based design education to allow each student to develop in particular areas of interest such as print, package, environmental, experience, web, or interactive design
The Grapic Design program at Ferris:
Integrates business and marketing courses within a comprehensive design curriculum providing its graduates with a broad range of skills applicable to today's market. While honing your graphic design skills across a variety of mediums, you'll learn how to utilize those skills to achieve the communication objectives of organizations of all types.
Provides an environment for you to work collaboratively with project team members and clients to organize and complete communication solutions. You'll work with "real world" clients, learning the importance of professionalism and integrity, and how creative, coordinated design can facilitate organizational objectives.
Develops your communication, presentation, and professional skills necessary for design business practice. You are held to real world standards of performance, including portfolio reviews used as a basis for entry in, and completion of, the program.
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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