Academics

Graphic Design

Look at a CD jacket, web site, magazine or poster. Are you drawn in by the images and words you see? Are the colors appealing? Is the look open and inviting or busy and cluttered? These are the kinds of questions you will confront as a graphic design student. Graphic designers create visual images to be used in advertisements, logos and websites. At Newberry College you will learn the basics of design, which will include the way type (style of lettering) and images are used to make visual statements. Whether your goal is to work in print or multimedia, you will learn to use the cuttingedge computer programs that every graphic designer today needs to know. A graphic design student may go on to work as a graphic designer for a consulting firm or agency, in-house marketing department of a corporation, or a media outlet such as a magazine, newspaper or television station.

The graphic design program has a state-of-the-art computer
lab that allows students to use both technology and
creativity to develop the best possible portfolios. Students
work on Apple computers with Adobe software. Photoshop,
Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Wordpress are
all used to design student’s projects. In addition, students
will take studio art classes such as painting, drawing and
sculpture in large studios to better learn about composition,
color, and aesthetics.