The BFA in Graphic Design at DePaul CDM provides a balance of conceptual, creative and technical design skills. Students will gain a strong foundation in both traditional and computer-based forms of graphic design with a professional orientation actively preparing students for the job market as well as their own creative practice. A unique feature of this degree is its practice in the allied fields of cinema, animation, game development and interaction design. Graduating students will be prepared for design careers in advertising, book and web design, motion graphics, photography, poster design, signage, typography, multimedia, print, visual design, art direction and title design in cinema, television, games, and interactive media, among others.
The BFA in Graphic Design requires 208 credit hours rather than 192 credit hours required for other Bachelor degrees at CDM. Students are recommended to take 18 hours of credit per quarter, which are four regular 4-hour courses and one 2-hour class. This course load has proven to be very successful for students to learn new skills and accumulate the necessary number of hours to graduate in four years' time. No additional tuition is required to take an 18-hour course load per quarter.
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