The goal of the art program’s graphic design emphasis is to provide an educational experience that develops technical skills, critical and aesthetic judgment, and a sound knowledge of the visual arts within the field of graphic design and graphic fine arts. The emphasis is appropriate to students seeking a general understanding of the graphic design industry. The program is also appropriate for aspiring fine arts professionals who wish to focus on digital media. The faculty engage students in the discipline of graphic design as a major component in the liberal arts tradition including studio practice and art history. Students complete a common group of foundation and art history courses and then choose an emphasis area to develop a robust portfolio and exhibition during their capstone courses.