The graphic design program at OSU teaches you to understand and apply design principles,
technical processes, and conceptual ideas to a vast range of design media. Here you
learn to appreciate the range and purpose of the discipline, as well as the skills
to understand what constitutes effective design.
Why graphic design at OSU?
The graphic design program at OSU is acknowledged as a leading program in the region
with award-winning faculty and graduates. You'll have 24-hour access to cutting edge
design studios and computer lab spaces to develop skills in traditional media, printing
processes, and industry-standard software as well as more difficult media such as
in motion and interaction. Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for a career
that changes as rapidly as the technology.
The graphic design program challenges students to think outside the box, a highly
sought-after skill in the corporate world. Art students develop the ability to manage
multiple projects and work successfully in groups, preparing them for success in a
variety of fields:
Motion Picture Animator
"My time as a graphic design major has taught me to be more confident in
myself, in my abilities, and persevering in the face of obstacles. Everybody struggles
with something. I wish more than anything that I could tell my former self, ‘Breathe.
It’s going to be ok.’ But as weird as it is, I’m thankful for the challenges I faced,
and I think I’m the person I am today because of them.”
- Jordan Richards Graphic design major
Within the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts, students have 24-hour access to two
design studios and three computer lab spaces, enhancing their education with cutting-edge
technology. The Visual Resource Center includes a full 3-D Printing lab and an Epilog
Laser Cutter to support the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History faculty
and students in their academic studies and research activities.