Graphic design involves creating visual meaning through the thoughtful manipulation of typography and image in various media. The graphic design program at EMU stresses conceptual thinking and experimentation balanced by technical and practical knowledge. At EMU, individual and group projects in graphic design classes introduce students to a range of design methods and to various media, including print, web, motion graphics, bookbinding, and silkscreen. As they progress through the program, EMU students build on conceptual, technical, and professional skills acquired in previous classes. Our graduates have been hired as creative directors, art directors, graphic designers, web designers, and illustrators at local, national, and international firms.
The graphic design facilities include a computer lab and classroom. The computer lab is equipped with 22 iMacs, a large-format scanner, and a medium-format (11″×17″) black and white laser printer. The computers furnish students with current production software for print, interactive, video, and 3-d modeling and animation production; this includes current versions of the Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Express, and Maya. The classroom contains screen printing equipment and workspace and a critique space.