2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design (BA.GDS)

Program Description 

Vermont State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design program offers career-oriented courses in print production, branding identity, and publication for digital media. Projects are focused on content development, layout & composition, digital imaging, motion graphics, and typographic design.  

The program is further supported by a well-rounded education in arts and humanities, fostering creative content through fine arts, writing, and video & animation. Each student is supported in finding and securing an internship experience, and in developing career-ready portfolios to start their professional path.  

VTSU’s BA in Graphic Design program provides students with a strong, diverse portfolio of relevant workplace experience. Classroom work is oriented towards authentic application - solutions designed to go into the real world and serve true purpose.   

Program Outcomes 

  1. Conceptualize and design applied graphic solutions that meet real-world needs and opportunities.  

  1. Use of elements of art and principles of design to create impactful and intelligent design solutions. 

  1. Utilize industry-standard software and viable platforms to present realized design solutions. 

  1. Implement effective workflow and manage output to production in fast-changing, real-world environments. 

  1. Manage and execute effective design solutions, both independently and collaboratively. 

Credits Required for Program: 51


To obtain a degree, students must fulfill the major-specific requirements as well as satisfy all other Degree Requirements  including the General Education Requirements .