The Graphic Design program at Oregon State University prepares students to take an influential role in shaping contemporary graphic design practice. Our philosophy focuses on the ‘action of design—’ how design transforms, translates and communicates. Students graduate with the ability to generate and execute ideas with ‘intended actions’ that can be applied to a diverse range of design problems. The designed intention centers on effective audience communication and delivery across a multitude of user-interfaces. This creates a necessary and expected role in today’s society. From the first-year pre-application course to their senior capstone classes, students are encouraged to find their own voice, seize opportunities, and create a unique process that works for them. Seniors complete a portfolio of work that puts them on the competitive edge of industry.
In today's visual, digital world, graphic design is a growing and expanding profession filled with possibilities. Careers for students completing the BFA in graphic design include branding, packaging, UX-UI (web, mobile app design, interaction), information design, motion graphics, print media, marketing, advertising and more. Graphic design students leave OSU as prepared, experienced, competitive professionals. They are visionaries, able to conquer creative challenges and meet client needs with panache and inventive, leading-edge expertise.