Graphic Design

With state-of-the-art computer labs, real-world internship experience, and personal interaction between faculty and students, you’ll learn the best professional practices to prepare you for a career in the in-demand graphic design field.

Success After Graduation

Over 80%

Graduate With More Than A Single Major

At RWU, we encourage powerful combinations - our programs allow you the space for an additional major and/or minor, which gives you the skills and diverse experiences that set you up for success. 


Placement of 2022 Grads

Our graduates consistently find success in employment or in graduate schools within 6 months of graduation.


Real-World Experience

Our students get the experience employers are looking for from internships, research programs, and hands-on projects unique to each school and major. 

Degree Requirements


Courses are taught in the state-of-the-art Graphic Design Communications Lab, where you have access to the latest technology. 

Get a Great Internship  

The Graphic Design program includes a guaranteed internship. Our students have interned with organizations including: 

  • Walt Disney World
  • iRobot
  • Business Journals, Inc.
  • Fuzion Design
  • SiriusDecisions
  • Staples
  • Sailing World Magazine

Alumni Share Their Experiences 

Leah Saccoccio '12 holding a can of Natural Light's new Naturdays beer. Leah Saccoccio '12, a digital brand manager for Anheuser-Busch, created the eye-catching design for the popular strawberry lemonade Naturdays beer. At RWU, Saccoccio double majored in Graphic Design and Marketing. 

Read about Leah Saccoccio

Senior Graphic Design Exhibition

To culminate your program and complete the major, you will gain professional experience presenting your work in the Senior Graphic Design Exhibition as part of the Portfolio course (DSGN 450).

Ways to Get Involved 

Magnets that read 'Hello Designers'Graphic Design Club 

RWU's Graphic Design Club is focused on the art of Graphic Design as well as visiting design firms and hosting speakers to discuss topics pertaining to this field.

American Institute of Graphic Arts 

RWU’s chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.” 

Customize Your Studies 

Juris Doctor/Bachelor's 3+3 Accelerated Program (J.D.)

Earn your bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees in six years through RWU’s Three-Plus-Three Law program. You’ll get a jump-start on your J.D. by integrating law courses into your undergraduate studies and completing undergraduate requirements in your first year of law school. Accepted students will take first-year courses in the School of Law along with legal electives to fulfill undergraduate fourth-year requirements. Interested students must indicate their intent to pursue a 3+3 pathway early in their undergraduate studies for curriculum planning and advising.

Learn More About the 3+3 Program

A statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In the Graphic Design major, we believe in the power of design processes and creative inquiry to inspire innovation and promote equitable and anti-discriminatory practices. We strive to support a rich tapestry of learning styles and encourage transdisciplinary collaboration within purpose-built spaces that champion community, accessibility, and inclusivity. The program aims to empower students to challenge conventions, push boundaries, and explore new horizons in design while upholding the principles of DEI. Together, we aim to shape a future where design becomes a force for positive change, a catalyst for social justice, and a medium through which we harmoniously connect with diverse ecosystems and environments.