The graphic design program in the 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?
Our program is acknowledged as leading program in the region with award winning faculty
and graduates. While providing traditional as well cutting edge facilities, the Graphic
Design curriculum is comprised of a series of rigorous yet flexible industry-oriented
courses, preparing students for a realm in a constant state of flux.
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.