Learning Outcomes | Graphic Design

After Pacific | Pacific’s graphic design program prides itself on small classes and close connections with faculty members who are passionate about design. The major includes a core set of required courses and a robust collection of electives that will expand your designer’s toolbox with a diverse set of skills and knowledge that can prepare you to work in a variety of design-related fields.

Program Purpose

When combined with Pacific’s top-rated liberal arts education and commitment to civic engagement, sustainability, and diversity, the graphic design major is a perfect opportunity to do what you love while doing some good in the world.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Create effective print and digital communications,  and user experiences through the application of theories, tools, and best practices in the field.
  • Exhibit a thoughtful application of the elements and principles of visual design, color theory, information hierarchy, and typography to successfully communicate narratives, concepts, emotions, and/or identities across a variety of media.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills for project planning, design, and creation.
  • Communicate clearly in visual, verbal, and written forms using techniques appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Participate as a team member to make collaborative decisions toward shared objectives with civility, interpersonal skills, and professionalism.
  • Explain how design enhances viewer comprehension in extracting meaning from designed elements.
  • Interpret the ethical, environmental, legal, or social effects of designed works on the larger global community.