Students work with the latest software and become proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and other design tools. In addition to many of the courses required for a fine arts major, graphic desion majors take advanced courses in photography, typography, computer graphics, and video production. Internships are integral to complete a major in graphic design at Mount Mercy.
Students are also encouraged to take courses in marketing, communication and computer science. Given quickly changing technologies, our art faculty stress a strong conceptual foundation and highly adaptable problem-solving skills. Careers include: Freelance and corporate-based graphic design, web design, illustration, marketing, public relations, art direction, photo design and retouching, video game design, interior design, and landscape design.