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The Graphic Design Program

The history of Graphic Design has undergone tremendous change following the advent of computer-assisted Graphic Design. Electronic publishing, motion graphics and web site development are a large part of the future for a student. History being what is the digital revolution has linked graphic design, photography and the studio arts closer than ever before. Selecting a college that has a strong graphic design program closely linked to a strong BFA degree in the Studio Arts would be a smart choice for a young Graphic Designer.

The Department of Visual Arts within the College of the Pacific offers an outstanding professional program for Graphic Design. The Department's goal is to provide students with a program and creative culture that prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of Graphic Design. The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accredit our programs. We offer our students a structured graphic design curriculum that insures a strong foundational and inter disciplinary education, professional level portfolio development, internship and experiential learning opportunities before graduation and receiving a BFA degree in graphic design.

A graduate of our department can expect to acquire practical and marketable skills that include mastery of hand-made and computer graphic design, in depth knowledge of graphic design history, a thoughtful and skilled approach to problem solving. Students work in a networked environment supported by discipline specific servers accessible from their on-campus residence. The department maintains a Mac-based studio environment with a full complement of software, scanners and printers to support course instruction and portfolio development. Students searching colleges for graphic design are encouraged to read an extended statement from the graphic design faculty and contact them with additional information about the program or arrange for a portfolio review in preparation for application or entry to the program.