Graphic Design Degree

Degrees Granted
BA, BFA, Minor
Degree Level
Undergraduate
Location
Garden City

Let your creativity shine as you train for a rewarding career in a fast-paced, dynamic field.

Why Earn Your BFA in Graphic Design?

This degree is an ideal launchpad for a career in graphic design, from UX/UI to editorial, publication, motion graphics, animation or infographic design. You’ll build a strong foundation in fundamentals of design, image and typography and learn to solve a wide range of design problems. By the time you graduate, you’ll be equipped with the creative, technical, theoretical and problem-solving skills you need to thrive in any professional design environment.

Why Earn a BFA in Graphic Design at Adelphi?

  • Study with practicing graphic design professionals—including a multidisciplinary design studio owner and an expert in brand strategy—who will introduce you to some of the most prestigious design practices in New York City.
  • Learn by doing in our fully equipped, state-of-the-art digital imaging labs and extensive studio space.
  • Gain invaluable professional experience and make key industry connections by completing real-world design projects for Adelphi University and local clients.
90%* * Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
of our 2019 studio art graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019

Minor Option

Graphic Design Minor

The graphic design minor will introduce students to both traditional studio skills and cutting edge digital image making, providing them with the necessary foundation for contemporary visual communication.

The graphic designer Saul Bass said, ‘Design is thinking made visual.’ At Adelphi, we strive to bring this idea to life in all of our classes. Students study with industry-leading professionals in small classes, exploring the rich and diverse field of graphic design.

Debra Drodvillo Visiting Artist in Graphic Design

Galleries and Exhibitions

We are proud of the work of our students and faculty:

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe strongly in the power of hands-on learning and the value it adds to our students’ future careers. In the graphic design concentration, you’ll complete a semester-long internship that suits your unique strengths, interests and career goals, whether it’s UX/UI, design for social media, editorial design, motion design or visual identity. Where you intern is also up to you. Leverage our connections to leading New York City-based agencies, or intern on campus at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, the Office of University Communications and Marketing, or the LGBTQ+ and Allies Committee. You’ll gain firsthand insight into the daily workings of design studios and create portfolio pieces you can use after graduation.

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements along with a portfolio of recent work.

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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