A Traditional Field with an Exciting Future
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, books, magazines, brochures, posters, billboards, advertisements, product packaging, direct mail, and more — all of which are created by graphic designers.
With such an overload of visual communication, it is essential that graphic designers understand the potential their work holds to influence society — and the need to develop fresh, creative approaches that can achieve that influence through Christ-honoring visual solutions.
The contemporary graphic designer's role 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 specific audiences, often on a mass scale. In order to succeed in this industry, you must hone your creative inspirations, communication skills, technical abilities, and your capacity to empathize with your audience. These abilities help give you a competitive and intuitive edge — something you will learn to do well here in Cedarville University's graphic design program.
Concentration Course Sequence
The graphic design program is a creative and academic learning community that equips Christian designers to pursue a God-honoring life by creatively expressing, evaluating, developing, and communicating visual design. The following diagram shows the course sequence and offering plans.