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Graphic/Visual Design

Discover A graphic design Program with vision


Graphic and visual design are everywhere around us. Logos, ads, websites, publications and much more: when you see a graphic creation that is visually striking, chances are that a designer contributed to its development.

That's why graphic designers are always in high demand, and why today's designers need to think beyond the traditional to create engaging visuals for a variety of emerging media. To meet that need, the Graphic / Visual Design program at Husson's New England School of Communications (NESCom) combines art and design with the latest technology to ensure you are prepared to work in a wide range of visual communication fields.

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Why Husson

In Husson's Bachelor of Science in Graphic / Visual Design degree program, you'll begin by learning about the foundations of creating designs with impact by taking classes in Art and Design Foundations, Graphic Design, Typography and Digital Illustration. In these courses, you’ll apply design principles to logos, posters, publications, package designs, t-shirts, displays and infographics.

Then you’ll expand your creativity to places you may never have imagined with classes like Design Thinking and Innovation, User Experience Design, 3D Modeling, Animation and Motion Design, Data Visualization and Extended Reality. With specialized software, you’ll design the interface for a mobile app, create an animation for a video and generate a 3D model for virtual reality.

As you work your way through the Graphic / Visual Design program, you will develop skills to work in a variety of design fields. You’ll also put your newly honed design eye and skills to the test working with real-world clients in a number of classes. You might even have the opportunity to work as an art director in Husson’s very own student-run, in-house marketing agency – One Circle Agency.

Career Outlook

As a graduate of the Graphic / Visual Design program, you'll discover career opportunities in a wide range of exciting and lucrative fields. Graphic / Visual Design students will develop skills to work as graphic designers, digital artists, user experience designers, web designers, interaction designers, motion designers, visual designers and more.

The Curriculum

Your Graphic / Visual Design curriculum offers a range of courses developed to introduce you to the many different disciplines and tools of design. In addition, an assortment of general education courses will fill out your educational experience and provide you with a wealth of knowledge and unique perspectives essential to succeeding and finding a job in today's world.

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While working on your bachelor’s degree, you can earn certificates in specialized areas, such as Marketing Communications, Photography, User Experience Design, Web Design and more. These stackable credentials look great on résumés. By the time you leave Husson, you’ll have built a professional portfolio showcasing a broad range of design skills in multiple disciplines.

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Theresa Ayotte, MA Theresa Ayotte, MA
Assistant Professor - Graphic/Visual Design Program Coordinator
221 Wildey Communications Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
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Bangor, Maine 04401