Graphic Design

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Graphic Design

Work in art studios to develop foundational skills.

Visual expression of all types

As a major in Mount Mercy’s graphic design program, you’ll be grounded in the fundamentals of print and web-based design. An environment conducive to the student’s total involvement as a developing artist is provided with offerings in art history and appreciation, studio work in fine arts, and graphic design. The Graphic Design major provides a strong background for commercial or applied art careers.

Curriculum

Instructed by our creative faculty who work in the media they teach, Mount Mercy’s engaging graphic design curriculum exposes students to guest design professionals and exhibitions. Faculty facilitate field trips to graphic design companies, so students talk with and view professionals at work.

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Most artists tend to procrastinate, and it’s really hard to work on your own, but my teachers have helped me get better at what I do. I have better discipline as an artist.

Tanya Stoyanova ’14
Graphic Designer, The Page Group

Careers in Graphic Design

Use your creative mindset and skills to design in any field.

Graduates from our graphic design program have found jobs at both national and local companies such as Stamats, Apache Hose, Patient Education Institute, Raffalo Noel Levitz, and Geonetric.

Students who major in graphic design follow a variety of paths, including:

  • Graphic Designer 
  • Type Designer 
  • Motion Graphic Designer 
  • Digital Experience Designer 
  • Multimedia Designer 
  • Teacher 
  • Information Designer 
  • Product Designer 
  • Wayfinding 
  • Information Architect
  • Package Designer 
  • Exhibition Designer 
  • Content Strategist 
  • Animator 
  • Production Artist 
  • Creative Director & Manager 
  • Production & Marketing Coordinator 
  • Marketing Director 
  • Graduate school preparation for MFA in Visual Communication

Hone your craft.

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