The Graphic Design program at Drake prepares its graduates to work as graphic design professionals.
Graduates have mastered a broad range of conceptual, formal, and technical skills that allow them to plan and execute the design of visual communications creatively and responsibly. This is achieved through the study of fine art, craftsmanship, and design theory coupled with practical design experiences. The program allows students to develop a personally fulfilling approach to design by focusing on critical thinking and process oriented design explorations.
Students have access to advanced computer graphic labs with Internet access and current industry software and hardware. Advanced students have the opportunity to work in professional internships.
You also will benefit from activities with national and local professional organizations, such as AIGA (the professional association for design) and the Art Directors Association of Iowa. Not only are there AIGA Iowa chapter events in Des Moines, but Drake also has an AIGA student chapter.