The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design (GD) is an exciting and rigorous program at OSU. The disciplinary foundations of graphic design are rooted in visual problem solving, design theory and history, as well as professional practices that tie into business and marketing for specific audiences.
Examples of the work graphic designers engage in include both print and digital media such as the design of:
The discipline of graphic design is constantly changing due to new technologies, broader target audiences, and softer boundaries between disciplines. Students learn to be adaptable, flexible and collaborative in how they work. Graphic designers are creative thinkers and makers and may have strengths and interests in drawing, printmaking and photography.
The Graphic Design major is a professional program. Entering students are designated as Pre-Graphic Design majors (Major Code: 479).
Admission into the professional Graphic Design program is subject to a competitive application process. To apply and be considered for admission, all preprofessional students must meet the following requirements:
Criteria for acceptance. Students will be evaluated on the following: