Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Graphic design is all around you—websites you visit, books and magazines you read, food you buy at the store—influencing the way you see the world. With this degree, you will discover how you can impact the world through design.

Arts and Sciences

Department of Art

Impact the world through design

You find beauty in the arts, yet also gravitate towards the structure and certainty of STEM. Our program might just be the perfect blend, allowing you to pursue a creative career, and work at the center of 21st century innovation. This is where art meets technology. If you love color, composition, and contrast, as well as modern advancements, there is little else that needs to be said - with graphic design, you’ll have it all.

Program Overview

Our graphic design courses prepare you for careers in both digital and print design. In order to offer the fullest education possible, Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) has partnered with the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), which is just a 25-minutes drive from our Mequon campus. Most of your classes (all core requirements, over half major requirements, and your minor) will take place at CUW. Because we have a lab specially designed for our graphic design students, you’ll be able to work on your projects right on campus. Only 15-18 credits of your classes will take place at MIAD. It is worth noting that while graphic design is a highly-demand career, we highly encourage you to  pursuing a complementary minor, such as business or marketing.

What to Expect

The classes you will take in this program will lay the groundwork of good design principles that will guide you through the rest of your career as a designer. Much of your learning will  occur outside of the classroom. Why? Because outside the classroom is where you’ll be putting into practice the design principles you learned in the classroom, developing your creative ideas and completing projects.

As a CUW graphic design student, you will have opportunities to work on professional projects with real-world clients. This, in addition to regular coursework, will contribute to your professional portfolio, which will be published (physically or digitally). One final note on what to expect: in order to be successful, it is critical that you meet project deadlines during your time with us. The faculty are always happy to work with you, so don’t be afraid to ask them for advice.

Locations

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has nine center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work.

  • Mequon

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