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Graphic Design

Graphic design has evolved to become much more than ink on paper; it has left the page to conquer space, motion and interaction.

At ArtCenter, Graphic Design students learn to infuse words and images with life and meaning—whether by creating motion graphics, an interface on the latest mobile device, setting type by hand in our letterpress shop or attending a workshop in our new typography center.

Graphic Design has transcended its role as a commercial art practice to become an essential and universal tool for communicating the multi-dimensional experience of a place, product, service or personality in every imaginable context. Our students are challenged to develop design solutions to all of the above by experimenting with a wide range of media—including books and digital magazines, packaging, 3D motion graphics, apps—to create compelling graphic identities and branded experiences, guided by faculty members with expertise in print, packaging, motion, visual interaction and transmedia design. 

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Graphic Design

Meet Graphic Design Faculty Member Tyrone Drake

We want our students to design across all media with exquisite craftsmanship, critical thinking, and ethical purpose.

Sean AdamsChair
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Featured Course

Building Trust, Bridging Divides: Designing for the Long Beach PD and Community

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Take the next step toward a career in graphic design.