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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:
The BSD program in graphic design 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 8-semester graphic design program that requires sequential completion of studio coursework (or approved equivalent) at any point of entry.
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts
A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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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.
Based on a diversified portfolio upon graduation, those who opt for the graphic design profession gain employment in:
Specific examples of graphic designers' work include:
Graduates of the program 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:
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||12%||$66,930|
|Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists||8.9%||$48,590|
|Postsecondary Teachers, All Other||9.4%||$64,480|
|Designers, All Other||5.8%||$55,930|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||4.4%||$65,970|
|Instructional Designers and Technologists||10.5%||$63,750|
|Prepress Technicians and Workers||-19.9%||$39,910|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).