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Graphic Design Major

The graphic design major at Azusa Pacific University trains students to use signs and symbols to convey an idea or concept through innovative thinking. The degree provides a solid foundation in the formal principles of design, aesthetics and craftsmanship, traditional skills (such as hand lettering and drawing, and sophisticated graphics software). Students explore the principles of graphic design within traditional linear print media, Web design, and motion graphics and time-based media.

Throughout the program, students learn how to develop design solutions using a wide range of media, including poster, book, and magazine layouts, Web design and interactive communication, and the creation of graphic identities and branding. Graphic design majors leave APU prepared to create artwork that communicates effectively and meets client and customer needs.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a graphic design major if you:

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“As a graphic designer, I believe in expression, symbols, and stories. Communicating in fresh, innovative ways and creating an experience for clients and their consumer population is of the utmost importance. As a designer, I want to contribute to these metamorphic changes and allow people to be influenced by my work.”

Heather Schlitt ’12

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.