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Programs: Areas of Study: Graphic Design

“What are the goals of graphic design studies a SFA?”
The graphic design program guides an aspiring designer into developing their design knowledge; abilities and skills by providing opportunities that help them create a portfolio representing their individual design strengths.

“How do graphic designers work?”
Graphic design students work both individually and collaboratively on projects.
Graphic design students produce projects appropriate to professional careers in advertising, visual communication, and graphic design.
Student projects include: brand development, logo design and corporate identity, environmental graphics, packaging, promotions and advertising campaigns, among others.

Graphic Design

Graphic design classes are offered as hands-on studio, online, and hybrid courses. Graphic design classes collaborate with SFA Mass Communication and Marketing programs to offer interdisciplinary studies. Campaign class students participate in American Advertising Federation National Student Advertising Competitions (AAF NSAC), a capstone experience that enables students to effectively work together as an advertising agency to develop award-winning campaigns for national and international clients. Design students participate in AAF events and field trips in cities across America.

The graphic design digital art studio furnishes a superb professional work environment with generous space, individual and group work and client presentation areas, and design tools. Adjacent to award winning azalea gardens, the functional and attractive digital studio features state-of-the-art graphic design software and hardware work stations, color printers, digital tablets, large scale digital AV equipment, and more for student success. Additional School of Art facilities include resource rooms with digital cameras and professional lighting equipment, and a tech center with laser cutter, 3D printer, tool room, and more.

“What graphic design classes are offered?”
Advanced undergraduate graphic design classes cover topics that include the creative process, type design, illustration, portfolio development, professional practices and internships, as well as the glorious history of graphic design.

The SFA School of Art offers the Masters of Fine Arts degree with an emphais in Graphic Design. Please refer to the School of Art graduate advisor and the Graduate School home page for additional information regarding graduate-level study.

“What prospects follow graduation?”
Alumni enjoy success working professionally as art directors, creative directors, digital designers, graphic designers and illustrators. Graphic design alumni regularly visit and present to current students, share their advice and insights, offer success strategies, and hire SFA graduates. Portfolio events each semester bring model alumni and other design professionals in to the SFA School of Art to help network and influence student progress.

“What makes the SFA graphic design program relevant and special?”
Student Organizations
Graphic design students run SFA’s American Institute of Graphic Arts (SFA AIGA), the student organization of the internationally renowned professional service organization featuring the best of graphic design. Students plan and host meetings, design exhibitions, field trips and workshops.
Maymester Travel
Graphic design students benefit from optional Maymester and Summer Session travel classes with visits to design centers including: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Washington, DC. Students tour top design studios and agencies, meeting and networking with premiere professionals.
Internships
SFA graphic design students have interned at Disney and The Richards Group, among many other companies. Internships give opportunities to gain valuable professional experiences and portfolio samples while receiving University course credit.

Graphic Design Faculty

Area Advisor

Peter Andrew
Office: AR127
Phone: 936.468.4451
pandrew@sfasu.edu


Daniel Anguiano
Office: AR129
Phone: 936.468.4568
anguianod1@sfasu.edu


Graphic Design Faculty

Name: Office: Phone: Email:
Peter Andrew AR127 936.468.4451 pandrew@sfasu.edu
Daniel Anguiano AR129 936.468.4568 anguianod1@sfasu.edu