With the support and guidance of our expert faculty, Villa Maria’s graphic design students will master the basics of graphic design and then work on perfecting the skills that set them apart. Villa’s graphic design students consistently win significant industry awards, like ADDYs, portfolio reviews, scholarship competitions and more. Most importantly, Villa students graduate with a strong and differentiated portfolio – helping them find gainful employment right here in Western New York.
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The Career Potential
Graphic Design is a universally useful profession in a global marketplace with an ever-increasing demand for highly-trained design professionals. Designers create or strengthen branding and messaging for sole proprietors to global agencies and every studio and in-house department in between. Myriad career opportunities from independent freelance designer to agency creative director can result from a graphic design education. Our BFA program has prepared students for internships and employment at many reputable WNY businesses including White Bicycle, Delaware North, Pegula Sports & Entertainment, Fisher Price, Crowley Webb, Fifteen, Mower, Gelia, and The Martin Group.
Studio spaces and computer labs dedicated to graphic design students feature large-screen Mac computers, classroom inkjet and laser printers, on-campus large format printing, and full access to Adobe Creative Cloud. Drafting tables, hands-on materials, open lab hours, and supply storage space are also available to every student.
- You must earn a grade of C or above in all Graphic Design (GRA) courses for successful completion.
- Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Graphic Design Curriculum Requirements
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design Curriculum Requirements
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