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Graphic Design

Design Your World

Look at a logo, website, or magazine. Are you drawn in by what 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 ads, logos, and websites using cutting-edge software that every graphic designer needs to know. At Newberry College you will learn about graphic design which will include typography, photography, branding, computer graphics, history of Graphic Design and Web and App Design.


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Available Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

At Newberry College you will learn design which will include the way fonts and images are used to make visual statements. 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 students' 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. The department is equipped with several digital cameras, two large color printers, and other equipment that will assist the student in achieving their design goals.

 

Internships are integral parts of an education. Graphic design students are encouraged to intern during the semester or over the summer. Assistance is given for those that need help obtaining an internship.

 

Internship placements in the past have included:

  • CNN
  • SC State Museum
  • Columbia Metropolitan Magazine, Newberry Magazine
  • Greenville News
  • Newberry Observer
  • Newberry Opera House
  • Advertising Agencies in Columbia, Greenville, and Charlotte
  • Newberry Hospital
  • Dennis Corporation
  • Newberry College
  • The Augusta GreenJackets

 

Graphic Design Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will design a professional portfolio that meets industry standards and takes into account each student's identifying area of specialization.
  2. Students will develop skills to lead and participate in client meetings and will conduct themselves professionally.
  3. Students' technical abilities will increase using “high tech” and “low tech” tools and materials including various hardware, software, and applications to design and produce graphic works.
  4. Students will develop skills in budgeting and time management.
  5. Students will demonstrate ethical responsibility to clients to include treating them fairly and respecting their uniqueness; respecting their fundamental rights, dignity, and worth; and their right to set objectives and make decisions.
  6. Students will maintain appropriate relationship boundaries, never exploiting the relationship in any way, clarify the specific roles of clients, protect all privileged information, and obtain informed client consent before using or referring publicly to client information in such a way that the client could be identified.

​Majors:

Graphic Design

 

Minors:

Graphic Design



Requirements

Students pursuing a BA degree in Graphic Design must complete a total of 36 semester hours in a prescribed course of study.

  • ART 101: Studio Art I (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 161: Introduction to Graphic Design (3 hrs.)
  • ART 212: History Of Western Art II (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 220: Principles of Digital Photography (3 hrs.)
  • ART 221: Drawing I (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 261: Intermediate Graphic Design (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 264: History of Graphic Design (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 320: Web Design (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 364: Pattern and Design as a Global Interpretation (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 461: Advanced Graphic Design (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 464: Senior Graphic Design Portfolio (Capstone) (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 495: Professional Internship (3-6 hrs.)

Students pursuing a minor in Graphic Design must complete a total of 15 semester hours including:

  • GPD 161: Introduction to Graphic Design (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 261: Intermediate Graphic Design (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 464: Senior Graphic Design Portfolio (Capstone) (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 220: Principles of Digital Photography OR GPD 320: Web Design (3 hrs.)
  • GPD 364: Pattern and Design as a Global Interpretation OR GPD 461: Advanced Graphic Design (3 hrs.)
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Career Possibilities


  • Art Director
  • TV Station
  • Printing Industry
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Non-Profit Sector
  • Government
  • Magazines
  • Medical Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Newspapers
  • Internet and Software Development Companies
  • Banking
  • Corporate Brand and Consultation
  • Web Companies
  • Graphic Design Firm
  • Publishing Houses



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