The best graphic design degree provides a strong technical and conceptual foundation for future designers of printed work and web designs.

Graphic design majors at Mount Mercy University will work with the latest software and become proficient in Adobe products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, After Effects, and Dreamweaver. They also learn web tools and scripting languages such as HTML, CSS, XML, and java script.

Graphic design majors can focus their education through selection of additional classes in areas such as photography, video production, or any of the fine arts studio courses such as painting.

Mount Mercy’s graphic design degree program is highly regarded in the Cedar Rapids community, and internship opportunities are available throughout eastern Iowa. Internship and career opportunities include freelance and corporate-based graphic design, web design, illustration, marketing, art direction, and photo design and retouching.

A graphic design degree is often complemented by marketing or another business degree to enhance understanding of the business world, opening even more doors for a student’s future, or minors in writing or communications that supplement learning to prepare students for future opportunities.

Art scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students, including international students, with an interest and talent in art and design. This scholarship is open to majors and non-majors alike for up to $3,000 and renewable up to four years for a total of $12,000.