Build skills for graphic design and illustration through professional practice, entrepreneurship, design research and strategy, and rigorous studies.
The program puts experiential learning first as our students work with real clients with real graphic design needs. You will learn practical skills valued by many industries and take part in award-winning work that gives you a competitive edge in finding jobs.
Work alongside high-achieving scholars, and enhance your professional development through designer visits and workshops.
Enhance your education through internships and our student-led Design Studio, funded by the College of Arts and Sciences.
An Internationally Recognized Faculty
Be mentored by a faculty that delivers consistent feedback through competitive portfolio reviews throughout the program.
Embrace your own interests, and work on projects that encourage and support the exploration of your ideas.
What You’ll Study
Some of the most popular courses include Visual Verbal Interaction, Interaction Design, Structures, Illustration and Portfolio Studio. Our facility includes three studios with Mac desktop computers, a design print lab with printers, large plotters, and a Glowforge for product and laser cutting.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Creating visual content to communicate messages effectively
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Thinking imaginatively, generating original ideas and expressing unique perspectives through art and innovation
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Advertising Designer
- Brand Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Project Manager
- Visual Designer
Job Titles of Alumni
- Creative Director
- Multimedia Visualization Specialist
- Lead Cartoonist
- Shop Manager / Tattoo Apprentice
- UX Designer
- Marketing Coordinator
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $66,398
- Special Organizations
- Mobile Apps
Employers of Alumni
- Richland Library
- Hubbell Incorporated
- University of South Carolina
- Gupta Media