Graphic Design

Kansas City Art Institute / Sam Small
Kansas City Art Institute / Sam Small

This is one of the largest and most diverse of all the visual fields. Often called graphic design, it is now frequently referred to as communication design or visual communications, to more fully suggest the central role of communication in this field of work. Graphic design can cover virtually anything — including ads, magazines, signage, Web site, packages, or corporate identity systems — that involves combining words and images to communicate something to others. A strong sense of composition and color are essential, but so is experience in communication theory, sociology, and problem-solving. Some professionals in this field work on their own in a free-lance mode, although many work with others in offices (large or small) for corporate clients. (See also computer graphics.)


Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland, OH

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus , OH

Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Vancouver, BC

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, MO

Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, CA

Lesley University College of Art & Design

Cambridge, MA

Maine College of Art

Portland, ME

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

Memphis College of Art

Memphis, TN

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Milwaukee, WI

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, , MN

Montserrat College of Art

Beverly, MA

Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, PA

OCAD University

Toronto, ON

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Portland, OR

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Lancaster, PA

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

Boston, MA

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

The Cooper Union, School of Art

New York, NY

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

Nashville, TN