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.
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.