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Graphic Design

DePaul’s Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program teaches students conceptual, creative and technical design skills to plan and execute the desi​gn of visual communication, advertising, interactive and web design, social media, illustration, film title design and animation.

Our cutting edge facilities include a graphic design lab for print-based and introductory learning; Mac and PC computer facilities as well as an interactive design lab; and gallery and critique spaces for displaying student work—both for private class-based reviews and public exhibition.

The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) is located in downtown Chicago, in the heart of the technology and business districts, providing you many opportunities to work professionally with leading companies in graphic design. Many CDM faculty members are working professionals, allowing you to learn first-hand from leaders in the industry.


Sample Courses:

  • Animation
  • Digital Illustration and Photography
  • Drawing
  • Motion Graphics
  • Production Design
  • Semiotics and Visual Design
  • Typography

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Advertising
  • Art design
  • Book and Web design
  • Motion graphics
  • Photography
  • Title design (in cinema, games, interactive media and television)
  • Visual design


95 percent of 2017 Graphic Design graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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