The SASD Graphic Design Program offers two four-year B.F.A. programs: Graphic Design, and Graphic Design New Media. Each curriculum is a B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) of 125 credits minimum.
Graphic Design students are versatile visual communicators, designing for a wide range of print and digital media, including identity systems, websites, posters, typefaces, motion graphics, and books.
Graphic Design New Media students further specialize in digital design, focusing on motion graphics, video, animation, sound, electronic publishing, interactive processes, user interfaces, augmented and virtual reality, and web-based design and development.
Both curricula consist of integrated, inter-disciplinary sequences which strengthen concept development, communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving abilities, creativity, research methods, and professional practice.
Graphic Design and Graphic Design New Media majors share the same foundation in the fundamentals of design and visual communication. Beginning the second year, students choose electives in accordance with their major and their interests, and proceed together through the Graphic Design Studio sequence.
Both programs offer opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, internships, real-world client projects, social impact design, entrepreneurship, and a self-directed thesis project in the senior year.
SASD is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the governing body of undergraduate and graduate art and design schools.