Graphic Design

Graphic Design students learn to communicate visually. Through a variety of project-oriented practice and theory-based courses in the Art and Communication Departments, our students are encouraged to develop their own individual style and voice as they master technical design skills, professional industry standards and software, and an understanding of the evolving role of design in the media environment. Through core courses in visual problem solving and communication, layout & design, visual branding, and screen and responsive design, art and art history, photography, media writing, motion graphics and animation, public relations and marketing, and video and filmmaking, our graduates are prepared to meet the diverse challenges of the modern professional workforce.

The program is also an integral component of Castleton’s university-community link, as our students regularly pursue opportunities for hands-on, outside-the-classroom learning with local business and non-profit organizations.

In 2015 the Vermont chapter of The American Institute of Graphic Arts held its statewide Design Day at Castleton, hosted by a Castleton University design intern and the graphics program. Castleton students have won local and statewide design competitions.

Graduates of the program go on to a variety of rewarding and popular careers in graphic design, app development, web design, art direction, multimedia art and animation, interior design, advertising design, print layout, and package design.