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Department of Art

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Clemson University’s Department of Art is expanding with the addition of the graphic design studio in response to the growing demand for interdisciplinary skills in digital media. Beginning in Fall 2024, students in the BFA Visual Art program can choose graphic design as their studio area. Click below to learn more:

BFA Visual Art "Clemson’s Art program adds graphic design studio"
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Graphic Design Overview

BFA Visual Art with Graphic Design emphasis students combine emerging technologies and new artistic strategies with traditional forms, materials and methods. They explore unconventional strategies in image generation, sound, installation, performance, time-based art, design and virtual spaces. In order to provide students with a program to permit initial study within these dynamic and evolving genres, we have developed this area as a first step toward potentially new BFA degrees, and to address the changing and expanding techniques, approaches, and concepts of contemporary digital media in artistic practice.

Student Outcomes for Graphic Design Area

  • Develop creative artwork that utilizes digital design tools and technology in a range of contexts and applications.
  • Develop creative practices combining emerging technology and applied design coursework in discourse with traditional artistic and STEM disciplines through problem solving and experimentation.
  • Access emerging technologies and design tools, platforms, and materials in order to provide a skill set based on problem-solving.
  • Establish a range of knowledge and abilities to pursue a range of dynamic career opportunities with emerging technologies and design application, and leave the program with a level of digital literacy for a future of evolving digital communication, as well as means of digital dissemination of information.
  • Understand contextual discourse across traditional and emerging visual arts disciplines, through critique, readings, and critical writing.
  • Establish knowledge for career opportunities and entry to various fields in digital art and design media.
  • Create focused research in a final signature assignment during professional preparation experience.
Department of Art
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