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The Graphic Design program at JMU is rooted in fundamental design principles, research and applications, while addressing current and emerging technologies through digital practice.

Students learn design terminology, the theory of visual language, process and methodology, structure and craft, and industry-standard technologies and programs. Our specialized courses cover design for print, brand identity, illustration, interaction and web design, UI & UX, package design, and special topics courses addressing contemporary design issues and problems.

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The major is a part of the School of Art, Design and Art History, an academic unit within the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The B.F.A. in Art with a Graphic Design major requires 78 credit hours in graphic design, art, art history and art and design-related courses. Of these hours, 39 must be taken in graphic design courses.

Frequent field trips to design events, guest speakers, workshops and internship opportunities allow design students to engage with design leaders in the field.

Graphic Design
  • Degrees Offered: 
    • B.F.A. in Art with a major in Graphic Design
  • Concentrations: None
  • Minors: None

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