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The faculty in The Design School offer the BSD in graphic design.
Graphic designers are responsible for designing how information is communicated. Forms of communication include print, video, film and electronic (Web). Graphic designers are concerned with:
This program places an emphasis on strategic communication, developed through a design process that includes research, analysis, conceptualization, planning and realization. The process leads to innovative visual communication design solutions for contemporary design problems that are local to global in scope.
All students who are admitted to the major must pass a degree milestone at the end of the first year to continue in the major. For more information on the milestone process, students should visit https://design.asu.edu/resources/students/milestones.
This is an eight-semester program requiring sequential completion of studio coursework (or approved equivalent) at any point of entry.
Graphic Design (BSD)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Visit The Design School website for full details.
Based on a diversified portfolio upon graduation, students opting for the graphic design profession gain employment in:
Specific examples of graphic designers' work include:
Students may also pursue graduate studies leading to careers in design education and other fields of professional endeavor in design.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Multimedia Artists and Animators||6%||$63,630|
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||10.8%||$64,300|
|Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists||7.9%||$44,070|
|Postsecondary Teachers, All Other||9.3%||$62,330|
|Designers, All Other||6.2%||$49,310|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||2%||$64,620|
|Instructional Designers and Technologists||7%||$61,550|
|Artists and Related Workers, All Other||0.4%||$58,250|
|Prepress Technicians and Workers||-24.6%||$37,200|
|Set and Exhibit Designers||6.8%||$49,810|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).