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There is no shortcut to great design. It starts with comprehensive training to hone your talents into a skill set you'll use to articulate concepts. Of the myriad pieces of graphic design you'll come across today, only a few will have the power to stop you in your tracks. What's different about those that made you look again? Each is an example of visual sophistication driven by smart thinkingan alchemical mix of art and logic.

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You need to understand the psychology of color to imbue feeling into your design through the right tonal choice and combinations. Mastery of typography is essential, which means not just a broad vocabulary of typefaces, but also the ability to fine-tune type. You need to study line, perspective, contrast, volume and shape for fluent visual literacy.

Communication is at the heart of graphic design, whether the message comes in editorial, broadcast, packaging or website form. The Graphic Design Department at the School of Visual Arts has courses in all these areas. We will prepare you for a career in this competitive field with a thorough grounding in traditional and contemporary techniques.

The Division of Continuing Education now offers a BFA degree program in graphic design. Please refer to degree programs in the General Information section of this website for details.

Information Session

Design Information Session
One night: Tuesday, August 23
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
What do you need to become a working graphic designer? What type of graphic design do you want to do? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education graphic design faculty; see their work and their students' work, hear them discuss it, and let them answer your questions on how to begin working in the world of graphic design. There will be time at the end of the program for a short portfolio review.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 209 East 23rd Street, room 311, 3rd floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATORJON NEWMAN, owner, Daydreams & Nightschemes

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