You're a Good Fit: Graphic Design Media Arts

  • Here’s what it takes to be a successful graphic design student:

    Graphic design is the process of communicating through a combination of type and images to communicate an intended message to a specific target audience.

    Technical Skills

    • Ability to draw and capture your ideas on paper.
    • Attention to detail and craftsmanship.
    • Experience using a computer including internet use, web searches, and email.
    • Comfortable working at a computer for a prolonged period of time.
    • Some familiarity with programs within the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.)
    • Willingness to learn web design and web development languages (such as CSS & HTML.)

    Personal Skills

    • Comfortable with receiving criticism and constructive feedback.
    • Ability to critically think about a problem.
    • Desire to create divergent and creative solutions to a client’s problem.
    • Analytical (both in design practice and regarding people’s behavior.)
    • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to manage time-intensive projects.
    • Self-Driven within an ever changing industry.
    • Able to work within a team environment.
    • Analytical (both in design practice and regarding people’s behavior.)
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.