Undergraduate

Graphic Design

Learn to effectively communicate by combining form, content, and information to accomplish a goal. The graphic design is a collaboration between the art and business departments and covers typography, web design, photography, drawing, illustration, motion graphic design, and marketing. Students also gain a thorough knowledge of the latest design software and technology.

Graphic Design Program

Program Tracks Available

Major, Minor


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 1

Early Action: November 1

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: February 15


Degrees Offered

B.A.


School

D'Amour College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences


Department

Art & Music

Program Contact

Scott Glushien, MFA

Assistant Professor of Art
508-767-7345 Founders Hall - Room 012A

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Faculty


Experiential Learning

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Faculty/Student Research

The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.

Study Abroad

At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.

Internships

Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.

Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

Explore the Rome Campus

Pathways to Success

The Graphic Design program is excellent preparation for a variety of fields in a corporate, agency, or nonprofit setting, including:

Advertising

Computer Animation

Illustrator

Public Relations

Visual Journalist

Web Designer

Chantel James

Graphic Design 2015
Graphics Specialist & Marketing Assistant, A.C.T. Marketing and Business Solutions, Inc.

Assumption has been the number one reason I continue to grow and succeed.

I had the opportunity to obtain a wide range of experiences in visual arts, graphic design, and marketing.
Casey Ellms

Graphic Design 2018
Corporate Partnerships Coordinator, Kraft Sports + Entertainment

Assumption gave me the opportunities and skills needed to get where I am now and to go even further.

I took advantage of all my resources from my classes, internships, ACTV, and professors. With their help and support and through hard work, I was able to start my dream job working for an NFL team right out of school.
Cortney Stauffer

Graphic Design 2014
User Experience Design Consultant, Adaptive Financial Consulting; Elite Entertainment Productions, LLC, Co-Founder

My experience at Assumption was very rewarding and has had a meaningful impact on my career today.

When it comes to my photography, I think outside of the box and try to find ways to be more creative with my shots. I think back to how my professors pushed me to reach outside my comfort zone and try to find more creative and intriguing shots that help to tell a story.
Ania Szemiot

Graphic Design 2014
Graphic Design Contractor, MassDOT RMV

Assumption has been a defining experience in my life!

As a designer, it's important to have a well-rounded foundation to connect and work with various clients. Assumption's liberal arts curriculum helped me take a variety of classes and provided a base of knowledge that can be applied to any project I work on.
Ambar Rosas Sanchez

English 2019
Marketing Freelancer, Telemundo

Assumption exposed me to new and exciting opportunities that wouldn’t have been possible elsewhere.

I wanted to learn what it would be like to work in journalism, a field I’m very passionate about, and Assumption afforded me this opportunity. Professor O'Hara was a huge influence in my decisions. She believed in me and guided me towards my professional and personal goals.
Samantha DiMauro

Graphic Design 2017
Intern, The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

I learned not only design skills needed for my internship but also how to communicate effectively.

Through my internship, I have learned a lot about deadlines, guidelines, and branding. My critical thinking and communication skills have allowed me to make more conscious decisions in my designs, ultimately improving the quality of my work.
Austin Pinilla

Graphic Design 2018
Intern, Mars Media Productions

My classes allowed me to thrive at my internship and also greatly prepared me for life after school.

I eventually plan to move outside the country and work in South America with my family in Argentina as a videographer, photographer, UX, and designer. My internship helped me gain experience in these areas.
Jaclyn Shenian

Graphic Design 2018
Intern, Bayard Inc. - Pflaum Publishing Group

Assumption taught me to use professional software, create a hierarchy and plan, and meet deadlines.

I was able to use these skills in my internship, where I gained valuable experience in multitasking in a professional setting, as well as how to make independent design decisions.

Shining Their Light

Chantel James

Graphic Design 2015
Graphics Specialist & Marketing Assistant, A.C.T. Marketing and Business Solutions, Inc.

Assumption has been the number one reason I continue to grow and succeed.

I had the opportunity to obtain a wide range of experiences in visual arts, graphic design, and marketing.
Casey Ellms

Graphic Design 2018
Corporate Partnerships Coordinator, Kraft Sports + Entertainment

Assumption gave me the opportunities and skills needed to get where I am now and to go even further.

I took advantage of all my resources from my classes, internships, ACTV, and professors. With their help and support and through hard work, I was able to start my dream job working for an NFL team right out of school.
Cortney Stauffer

Graphic Design 2014
User Experience Design Consultant, Adaptive Financial Consulting; Elite Entertainment Productions, LLC, Co-Founder

My experience at Assumption was very rewarding and has had a meaningful impact on my career today.

When it comes to my photography, I think outside of the box and try to find ways to be more creative with my shots. I think back to how my professors pushed me to reach outside my comfort zone and try to find more creative and intriguing shots that help to tell a story.
Ania Szemiot

Graphic Design 2014
Graphic Design Contractor, MassDOT RMV

Assumption has been a defining experience in my life!

As a designer, it's important to have a well-rounded foundation to connect and work with various clients. Assumption's liberal arts curriculum helped me take a variety of classes and provided a base of knowledge that can be applied to any project I work on.
Ambar Rosas Sanchez

English 2019
Marketing Freelancer, Telemundo

Assumption exposed me to new and exciting opportunities that wouldn’t have been possible elsewhere.

I wanted to learn what it would be like to work in journalism, a field I’m very passionate about, and Assumption afforded me this opportunity. Professor O'Hara was a huge influence in my decisions. She believed in me and guided me towards my professional and personal goals.
Samantha DiMauro

Graphic Design 2017
Intern, The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

I learned not only design skills needed for my internship but also how to communicate effectively.

Through my internship, I have learned a lot about deadlines, guidelines, and branding. My critical thinking and communication skills have allowed me to make more conscious decisions in my designs, ultimately improving the quality of my work.
Austin Pinilla

Graphic Design 2018
Intern, Mars Media Productions

My classes allowed me to thrive at my internship and also greatly prepared me for life after school.

I eventually plan to move outside the country and work in South America with my family in Argentina as a videographer, photographer, UX, and designer. My internship helped me gain experience in these areas.
Jaclyn Shenian

Graphic Design 2018
Intern, Bayard Inc. - Pflaum Publishing Group

Assumption taught me to use professional software, create a hierarchy and plan, and meet deadlines.

I was able to use these skills in my internship, where I gained valuable experience in multitasking in a professional setting, as well as how to make independent design decisions.
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Student Life Panel and Presentation

Join us virtually to take a closer look at student life at Assumption. During the presentation and panel you will: Learn more about living and learning at Assumption University Hear about residential life, student involvement, campus traditions, and more Ask your questions to students

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Join us virtually for an in-depth look at the university application process. During your application bootcamp experience you will: Learn more about studying at Assumption University Hear from Admission Ambassadors about the Do's and Don't's of campus visits Practice a university interview one-on-o ... Read more

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Career Paths


Internships

Our students have held internships in a variety of organizations

City of Worcester - Office of Neighborhoods and Economic Development

Smith Barney (now MorganStanley SmithBarney)

Worcester Art Museum

Davis Publications

Preservation Worcester

Museum Action Corps

 


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