Graphic Design & Digital Media (BFA) Major

Graphic Design & Digital Media

A unique blend of fundamental art and design principles, comprehensive liberal arts studies and active practice in emerging technologies—all connected to current trends in the profession, the Graphic Design & Digital Media BFA program will give you an expansive design education as well as the extensive exposure to the world of ideas and information that you'll need to become the creative problem-solver the visual communication field demands.

  • cutting-edge design instruction and courses
  • opportunities for international study and internships
  • hands-on studio approach to traditional and digital media art classes
  • extraordinary process for portfolio development and professional critiquing
  • embedded integrated cultural learning and experiences
  • critical thinking, visual aesthetic and technical skills

A Detailed, Hands-on Approach

  • Thanks to our Upside-Down Curriculum you'll be taking classes such as Form & Color, Photography for Design I, and Digital Artwork in your first year at Champlain.

  • Enjoy opportunities to intern at internationally known companies, like Jager DiPaolo Kemp, Burton, Rome Snowboard Design, or Select Design, among many other organizations.

  • Study abroad is built right into the program so you can spend a semester studying at our campus in Montreal, Dublin or another great location through a third-party program!

  • Complete a professional level design portfolio of your creative works and have it rigorously and individually critiqued during the Senior Portfolio Review by a panel of guest designers from top large and small design firms, as well as in-house corporate design centers.

  • Receive intensive personal support from devoted faculty that provides teaching excellence, professional knowledge and attentive advising.

  • Explore a wide-spectrum of career success—creating graphic identity systems, books, magazines, newspapers, print and television advertisements, Web sites, electronic publications, sports products, package design, exhibits and museum displays, and architectural graphics. Potential employers typically expect qualified junior designers to graduate with a BFA; a portfolio from a BFA student is more likely to be viewed, and received more positively, than a portfolio from a BS student.

  • Find out what you need to know to apply to this popular major.

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