Imagine a world without the keen eye, unique voice, and specialized skill of graphic designers.
We’d be lost—literally and figuratively.
Graphic design is vital. It’s a field of professional art practice that gives shape to culture through a wide range of print and digital media.
Our Graphic Design BFA program offers a distinctive education in the art and practice of print and digitally based graphic design and experimental publishing.
Pick Your Path
We encourage you to see the field as an open frame whose applications can be commercial, political, educational, literary, subversive, personal, and experimental.
We prepare you for an array of options by providing a hands-on studio environment with an emphasis on the marriage of formal and conceptual skills.
You’ll learn to solve visual communication problems through critical thinking and the use of words, symbols, and images in two, three, and four dimensions.
Experienced professional faculty members help you find your own voice and approach to design in a facility that encourages experimentation in a wide range of methodologies and technologies. Meet our faculty.
Examples of Student Work
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The interpretive signs in the Purchase Native Pollinator Garden resulted from collaboration between environmental studies, arts management, and graphic design.
The photographer shares her insight on climate change after years of photographing icebergs.
The work accompanies a story in the Style section.
The colorful mural welcomes shoppers at Yonkers’ Cross County Center.