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Graphic Design

The artistic and technical aspects of graphic design to prepare you for a career as a designer and creative professional.

Combining intensive studio work with the traditional liberal arts, our graphic design program encompasses training in designing for both print and web—you’ll study everything from typography to video art.

Whether your goal is to work in print or multimedia, you’ll master the cutting-edge programs and software that every graphic designer needs to know. By obtaining your degree in Graphic Design you will combine intensive studio work with the traditional liberal arts. Our program dives into both print design and web design, producing well-rounded graphic artists.

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There is a separate portfolio requirement to be accepted into this major. Learn more about the requirements for this major 

Top Reasons to choose Graphic Design at florida southern college

Engaged Learning

Faculty work with you individually and with student groups in all courses, and we’ve based our critique process on open discourse and evaluation.

Comprehensive

Excellent facilities, a talented, enthusiastic, and caring faculty, and a friendly and beautiful campus environment.

Real World Experience

Many graphic design classes work on actual design projects for local not-for-profit organizations.

Grow Your Tool Set

The artistic and technical aspects of graphic design will prepare you for a career as a designer and creative professional. You will be provided with the educational framework, substantial training — evidenced through a professional-level portfolio — and career preparedness necessary to be competitive in the modern, dynamic creative industry.

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I love that all of the art students in every major work collectively together.

Find the Artist Within

In ART 2410 Typography and Layout, you’ll be able to traverse a breadth of topics in two-dimensional design from language used in critiques to basic seeing and technical skills behind the formal elements of design.

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Clubs and More

We’re home to a chapter of Kappa Pi, the international student honorary art society, and to a student chapter of A.I.G.A., the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • BFA
  • Minor

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Additional Admission Requirements for Graphic Design

A portfolio review is required. Deadline for portfolios has been extended to May 1.

In order to be admitted to the Department of Visual Arts and Design at Florida Southern College in Graphic Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bachelor of Arts), you must submit a portfolio for review. Your portfolio is automatically used for scholarship consideration.

We prefer that you upload images of your best work to a folder on Google Drive or Dropbox and add the link in the provided space on the registration form. Please do not send physical artwork in the mail. 

If you would like to set up a virtual portfolio review, one or more of our professors would be happy to go through your portfolio with you.

 You should select fifteen to twenty of your best images to submit. We also suggest that you include in your portfolio works from each of the general categories and from as many of the subcategories as possible:



General
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Digital Media
Drawing
  • 
Contour Line
  • Modeling/Value Drawing Perspective
  • Still Life
  • Figure Drawing
  • Self Portrait

Design
  • Compositional Studies
  • Color Theory
  • Value Theory
  • Investigation of Form/Counter-Form

  • Linear Mark-Making



Although our portfolio requirements are prescriptive, rather than creating new or additional work to fill in specific categories, we encourage you to send images from your existing work that matches our requests as best you can. We like to see variety and quality.

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Visual Arts and Design Scholarships

Talent-based awards based upon the submission of a portfolio.

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