Fostering a Visual Business World

Are you looking for a creative career developing visual solutions for clients? Look no further than Ashland University’s Graphic Design Program.

Contact Us

Department Chair

Daniel McDonald
Chair of the Department of Art, Associate Professor of Art
227 Center for the Arts
419.289.5130
dmcdona1@ashland.edu

Department Contact

227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805
419.289.5190
art-department@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Brochures & Course Rotations

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Academic Year
Commercial Art - Graphic Design, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Commercial Art - Graphic Design, B.S. Four-Year Guide

Classes of Interest

Sample classes you may enroll in as part of this program include:

  • 2-D Design. Learn to use line, color, texture, shape, balance and rhythm to create compelling designs

  • Photography. Elect to discover the world through the lens of a camera, learning about the technical, creative and historical aspects of digital photography

  • Other Studio Art Classes. Get hands on with any of our art electives and give your graphic design an edge above the rest with your fine art background

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department Chair

Daniel McDonald
Chair of the Department of Art, Associate Professor of Art
227 Center for the Arts
419.289.5130
dmcdona1@ashland.edu

Department Contact

227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805
419.289.5190
art-department@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures & Course Rotations

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Academic Year
Commercial Art - Graphic Design, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Commercial Art - Graphic Design, B.S. Four-Year Guide

Classes of Interest

Classes of Interest

Sample classes you may enroll in as part of this program include:

  • 2-D Design. Learn to use line, color, texture, shape, balance and rhythm to create compelling designs

  • Photography. Elect to discover the world through the lens of a camera, learning about the technical, creative and historical aspects of digital photography

  • Other Studio Art Classes. Get hands on with any of our art electives and give your graphic design an edge above the rest with your fine art background

What to Expect in the Graphic Design Program

You’ll first be grounded in solid art foundations including drawing, design, and history courses. You’ll then advance to upper level classes specializing in your given field, culminating in a portfolio of work that will prepare you for entry into the workforce.

This program also emphasizes real world experience, evident in our internship requirement for in-field-experience between your junior and senior year. You’ll have the opportunity to showcase your work in the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University’s Annual Student Exhibition and will be reviewed twice a year as part of the Department of Art’s assessment process.

Graphic Design Program Benefits

In the Graphic Design Program, you will:

  • Choose from an array of majors within the Design and Media Arts fields

  • Benefit from a solid foundation in fine arts training in a well-rounded educational environment

  • Receive personalized attention from dedicated, art faculty determined to help you perfect your skills and gain the knowledge you need

  • Experience both the rural Ashland University campus setting and the big city Art Institute campus

  • Build a portfolio of your work and select a piece to be featured in an exhibition at the Coburn Gallery

Coburn Gallery art exhibit

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