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As a graphic and interactive design major, you will research, evaluate, create, design and produce professional-level materials for a variety of print, digital and interactive projects. You will learn the aesthetics and design principles first, in order to master a project from beginning to end. 

The B.F.A. in graphic and interactive design includes classes in graphic design thinking, history, interactive graphic design, typography, branding and corporate identity, among other major electives. 

Beginning freshman year, students will bring visual ideas and concepts to life using industry-standard hardware, software and tools. Additionally, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with non-profit partners through Wood Street Communications, the graphic design club and Advertising Federation of America, as well as The Globe and other student media.

Point Park student Annalee Tomak's project "Gravitea."

Point Park University student Annalee Tomak's packaging design project "Gravitea" for the Packaging & Retail Design course.

Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the graphic and interactive design major include:

  • Graphic Design 1
  • Graphic Design 2
  • Graphic Design Illustration
  • Graphic Design Thinking
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Typography 1
  • Typography 2
  • Interactive Design 1
  • Interactive Design 2
  • Branding & Corporate Identity
  • Magazine & Marketing Design
  • Packaging & Retail Design
  • Graphic Design Capstone

Students in the graphic and interactive design program gain hands-on experience working on a variety of projects, which may include:

  • Brochures
  • Symbols
  • Books/Magazines
  • Letterheads
  • Logos
  • Advertisements
  • Websites
  • TV and motion graphics
  • Forms
  • Charts and graphs
Student Work: Graphic and Interactive Design

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

School of Communication faculty members are proven professionals with connections to top media and communication organizations.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Robert Meyers.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
  • Worked professionally as owner of Robert Meyers Design, with renowned designer Saul Bass in Los Angeles, and as a creative director, designer, art director and project manager
  • Recognized with more than 200 International, national, and regional awards and publications
  • Teaches graphic design/visual communication design classes; advisor, graphic design club; co-adviser, Public Relations Student Society of America/American Advertising Federation

Career Options

With a B.F.A. in graphic and interactive design, you will have the option to work for a variety of industries, including:

  • Design Firms
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Printing Companies
  • Web Design Companies
  • TV Stations
  • Sports and Entertainment Organizations
  • Publishing Companies
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Graduates have gone on to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Printing Supervisor
  • Production Designer
  • Animator 
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Product Developer

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

More profiles
Pictured is alumna Jessica Joseph. Submitted photo

Graphic Designer, Apple Box Studios