graphic and interactive design

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Become a creative force

Do you have an eye for design and a penchant for solving problems? Learn the skills needed to join the ranks of professional designers that are changing our visual landscape and the culture of design. It all begins with a BFA degree in Graphic & Interactive Design at Edinboro.

Our graduates work in design studios across the United States and around the world. As a design professional, you’ll be prepared to design posters, catalogues and books, create logos, brand new products, design websites and apps for social media, create motion graphics for companies, or redesign packaging for everything from cereal to computers.

Design is a powerful tool. At Edinboro, you can learn to use it well in a diverse and dynamic profession.

There is no portfolio review prior to admission. Just bring your passion for the arts and a desire to work hard in a multidisciplinary, highly supportive environment.

Expert Faculty

expert faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

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Talented Students

talented students

Student competitions, gallery exhibitions and portfolio development help students prepare for life as professional artists. With the knowledge and skills they gained at EU, graduates enjoy success across the U.S. and around the world.

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A Place to Create

a place to create

Edinboro students thrive in an exciting, artistic environment. Visiting artists provide inspiration, student organizations offer support, and exceptional studio facilities enable them to develop their own personal aesthetic.

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Edinboro University’s Art Department is accredited by National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).

Why choose Edinboro?

Extraordinary opportunities for professional growth. As a Graphic & Interactive Design student, you will acquire a strong foundation in composition and visual organization. As you become familiar with techniques and software applications, you will become a problem-solver and find your own voice as a designer. You will explore topics that range from graphic design history and theory to advanced typography and print and interactive design. You will become skilled at web design, motion graphics, corporate identity, publication design and packaging design. In addition, you will learn and grow as you:

Take advantage of travel abroad opportunities to explore the art and design of London, Paris and Amsterdam.


Participate in a valuable Design Practicum course that allows you to interact with clients and build your own professional portfolio.

Network with nationally known designers who visit campus to deliver lectures, review portfolios and judge senior design exhibition.


Join the design team for Chimera, Edinboro University’s journal of art and literature, which has won more than 25 regional, national and international awards for excellence in design.


Enter regional, national and international juried competitions, such as the HOW International Design Awards, the UCDA National Student Competition, Starpack International Packaging Competition, the American Advertising Awards, the AIGA regional design competition and others.

Edinboro proud.

Alumni from the Graphic & Interactive Design program are out in the world, making us proud. They’re finding success working as designers at regional, national and international companies, including:

Adobe


Apple


American Eagle Outfitters


Bootstrap Design


Brunner


CNN/Turner Broadcasting


Commonwealth Press


Cotton Bureau


Dick’s Sporting Goods


Facebook

FedEx


Fitbit


4 Moms


Fox Sports


Giant Eagle


GNC


GoMedia


Hershey’s


Mullen Lowe U.S.


PPG

R/GA London


Sapling Press


Smith Brothers


Sprint


Starr Restaurants


The Invisible Party


The Pittsburgh Pirates


Umbra


QVC


Wall-to-Wall Studios

Find yourself in our vibrant community of artists.