Art & Graphic Design


When you graduate with your degree in graphic design from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:
  • Graphic Designer
  • Artist
  • Packaging Designer
  • Art Teacher

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Graphic Design

The Program

  • Offers immediate exposure to understanding the design process from concept to final product
  • Hands-on use of equipment beyond software within a student’s first year
  • Small class size allows for personal, individual attention throughout the program with focus on job placement after graduation
  • Strives to help students hone in on and develop their personal design aesthetic based on their individual strengths
  • Provides a variety of unique internship and experience opportunities

The Professors

  • A 5-time winner of the Addy Awards, the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition
  • Four time Society of Professional Journalism Award winner
  • Have a vast network of relationships with professional printers and design agencies
  • Hold staggering professional portfolio filled with professional experiences

The Preparation

  • SNU graduates hold the knowledge to get great jobs or continue their education
  • Graphic Design majors hold jobs at graphic design firms, advertising agencies, free-lance graphic design jobs, some even enter the workforce prior to graduation

Departmental Objectives

  • Students will understand and demonstrate the design process from start to finish.
  • Students can visually and verbally articulate chosen concept and final design solution in a classroom and professional setting.
  • Student will exhibit graphic design projects with a professional level of presentation and craft skills.
  • Students can critique or evaluate design skills and design solutions, individually and in peer situations.
  • Students understand and demonstrate proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software applications.
  • Students will participate in the local art and design community.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of the history and contemporary trends of graphic design.