General 2-D Design

School of Visual Arts
School of Visual Arts

Programs of General Two-Dimensional Design can encompass many of the design fields described here – advertising design, graphic design, illustration, and visual communications design – and either offer students the opportunity to specialize in one of these areas or take a more survey approach. Like study in any design area, students’ design education is complemented and augmented with courses in communications theory, culture, and history.


California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus , OH

Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Vancouver, BC

Lesley University College of Art & Design

Cambridge, MA

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Manchester, NH

NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

Halifax, NS

OCAD University

Toronto, ON

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Portland, OR

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Portland, OR

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

Andrew Thompson | Illustrator

Andrew Thompson | Illustrator

“With just a year under his belt in the production studio at Reebok, Andrew Thompson (CCAD 2013) created the brand-defining image for the 2014 CrossFit Games,