The Graphic Design Communication program at Roger Williams University is a contemporary blend of a liberal arts education and applied creative and technical skills. Graphic Design students extract information from their complete educational experience to shape visual messages that are thought-provoking, well researched and well executed. Graphic Design majors are creative, intellectually curious and disciplined. They are highly motivated, visually responsive individuals who like to work with technology but draw inspiration from academic pursuits, experimental research, social responsibility and a respect for the beauty of the physical world.
Critical thinking and technical training are partnered with practical information in the Graphic Design program. Students learn the best professional practices in the field as they relate to production, budget restrictions and client relations.
Students in Graphic Design attend class in the Graphic Design Labs, the most sophisticated computer facilities at RWU located in Global Heritage Hall. Students participate in a formal portfolio exhibition and complete an internship in their senior year.
Student Learning Outcomes
The goals of the Graphic Design Communication major are as follows:
Graphic design is a professional program with the goal of educating students with professional standards for an entry-level position in the graphic design industry. The measure of that has always been fairly definable: entry-level positions at design firms, advertising agencies, publications and/or web design firms, or companies that have internal graphic design departments which generally have defined tasks and expectations. Students who complete the graphic design major should have the following skills: