School of Art


4564 Senior Project in Graphic Design

In this culminating course, students learn to develop systems and methodologies for solving real-world, pragmatic design problems. Self-motivated projects strengthen individual pro­cesses and problem-solving capabili­ties. Students begin by identifying an area of research and discussing its relationship to graphic design. The idea of “designer as author” is emphasized. Students address social, environmental, political, lin­guistic, philosophical, and cultural is­sues through an independent, self-authored graphic design project that requires experimentation, adaptability, and specialization. Upon graduation students are expected to have developed a refined, intelligent, professional body of work.