Do you see the world as a place that sparks all kinds of creative thought, possibility and inspiration? Champlain's forward-thinking BFA in Graphic Design & Digital Media offers designers of tomorrow broad exposure to the concepts and skills needed to become creative problem-solvers in this field.
True to its mission of bridging tradition and innovation, this program offers students 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. You will explore a wide spectrum of design projects and set yourself up for future success: employers typically expect qualified junior designers to graduate with a BFA. By the time you graduate, you'll have completed a professional-level design portfolio of your creative works and had it rigorously and individually critiqued by a panel of guest designers from top design firms and in-house corporate design centers.
Champlain's Graphic Design program is accredited by NASAD, the national accrediting agency for art and design, and art and design-related disciplines. Institutional membership into NASAD is gained only through a peer review process. Founded in 1944, NASAD establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees, provides professional development for leaders of art and design schools, and engages in policy analysis. Champlain College is among NASAD's 320 institutional members nationwide, including New England's Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Endicott College.
At Champlain there's no waiting to jump into your design courses. You'll take classes such as Form & Color and The Digital Image in your first year and continue to develop your design skills as you continue through the curriculum. This gives you the tremendous advantage of gaining hands-on knowledge about your major from the start, and will leave you well prepared for employment upon graduation.