School of Graphic Design

Learn to use the visual currency that defines our contemporary world at our School of Graphic Design. As a student in the School of Graphic Design, you’ll be mentored by faculty members with years of graphic design experience working with brand-name companies and strong ties to the overall industry (AIGA). You’ll experience a real design agency and use the latest technologies to create a well-rounded portfolio that includes print, branding, packaging, web design, and above all, strong problem-solving skills and an appreciation for how sustainability affects design.

 

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What We Teach

Simultaneously pervasive and elusive, design’s boundaries are porous and defy categorization. But while design can take virtually any form, it can often be described as existing within one—or more—of these eight forms.

Learn Online

Our revolutionary online courses provide the same rigorous education that we offer on campus with greater flexibility. Our online programs are purpose-built to deliver art and design courses. Study on your own time, at your own pace. Combine online and on-site classes.

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Communicating Ideas

As a student in the School of Graphic Design, you’ll be mentored by faculty members with years of graphic design experience working with top-flight studios and brand-name companies with strong ties to the industry.

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Facilities & Technology

The latest in software and equipment is essential to preparing you to enter the graphic design work force, which is why we keep up with current advancements in technology and design industry practices. Whatever the pros are doing and whatever the pros are using is what you will find in our classrooms and studios.

Faculty

Our faculty makes the difference. They are graphic design industry veterans who help bridge the needs of the industry with the curriculum and experience our students get.

Student Success

Five Keys Logo Re-Branding

Non-profit organization Five Keys gives transitional-aged youth and adults a chance at a fresh start through their accredited charter schools. In turn, Graphic Design students from the Academy gave them a fresh start by re-branding their logo. Student Celina Oh even took on an internship to help Five Keys with their brand integration efforts.

Alumni Success

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Industry Partnership

Adobe Systems

In a collaborative effort between Adobe Systems and Academy of Art University, students Julia Lemke and Michael Taylor were asked to develop the concept and visuals for the Adobe Creative Cloud educational campaign with the guidance of Tolleson Design Creative Director (and Academy alum) Jamie Calderon.

Careers in Graphic Design

As one of the top art and design schools in the country, Academy of Art University graphic design graduates have a range of opportunities to choose from. Our facilities, faculty, and hands-on learning approach are designed to provide you with the tools you need to succeed in this exciting industry.

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