Graphic Design Degree
Graphic design is the process of creating visual solutions for communication. Graphic designers use art and technology to design and visually communicate a message to a targeted audience.
What makes Walsh's Graphic Design program unique?
The graphic design curriculum at Walsh is a pre-professional program that works to prepare our students to pursue careers in visual communication design professions. Students learn the current technology used in design and develop creative problem solving abilities for real-world projects. Walsh provides a solid education in graphic design with personalized attention. Emphasis is placed on a strong design foundation, design ethics, interdisciplinary projects, and design research. Students become technically competent and well-versed in global conversations and issues, and are prepared to address these issues with the creative solving skills of a designer. Students complete a professional portfolio.
In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's new 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree.
Maggie Anderson - Class of 2020
When I traveled from my home in Sacramento, CA, to visit Walsh University for the first time, I had a mixture of emotions. I knew Walsh had lacrosse and a design program – two things that were important to me when choosing a college – but I didn’t know if the character of the school was right. And Ohio is thousands of miles away from home. I was very excited, but I was also very stressed. As a senior in high school, you’re expected to make these big decisions about who you’re supposed to be for the rest of your life. I remember feeling the weight of all that as I got on a plane to visit Walsh with my mom.
When I arrived on campus, everyone was kind and welcoming, but it wasn’t until I entered the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel that it all clicked. I remember walking into the chapel for the first time, and I just knew that this is where I needed to be.
Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?
Our program includes a core set of classes that introduces students to graphic design as a field and a number of classes where students can pursue their individual career and academic interests. Within the courses on graphic design, students study design, typography, conceptualization, graphic design theory, art and design history, as well as the technology and its various applications used in design.