We live in a visual society. Technology has enabled us to both create and consume media in a variety of ways from a multitude of devices. Every day, consumers are bombarded with visual communication in the form of logos, websites, interactive interfaces, books, magazines, posters, and more. With such an overload of visual communication, it is essential that graphic designers understand the potential their work holds to influence society —and the necessity of developing fresh, creative approaches in order to achieve that influence through Christ-honoring visual solutions. The role of contemporary graphic designers involves much more than using a computer to invent works of art — graphic designers apply their creative abilities to design compelling solutions that effectively communicate to particular audiences, often on a mass scale. In order to succeed in this industry, you must hone your creative inspirations, communication skills, and technical abilities to develop a competitive and intuitive edge —something you will learn to do well here in Cedarville University's graphic design program.
The graphic design program is an artistic and academic learning community that equips Christian designers to pursue a God-honoring life by creatively expressing, evaluating, developing, and communicating visual design. Through curriculum that fosters the ability to critically evaluate and solve new problems, to use strong critical thinking skills, to apply the most relevant, cutting-edge technical skills, and to imagine and resolve compelling visuals, our students are empowered to use their gifts and talents to find success in our industry now, to lead the next generation of innovations in our rapidly changing field, and to apply their skills in visual communication to powerfully influence our culture for the glory and mission of Christ.
Check out some of our students' work by visiting TheStudioCU, our student organization for art and design.
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