Graphic Design Communication

A degree in Graphic Design Communication from RWU blends solid communication theory with technical training in graphic arts skills, taught in the campus’ most sophisticated computer labs. Through courses in typography, art direction and brand identity combined with real-world internship experience, you’ll learn the best professional practices to prepare you for a career in the in-demand graphic design field.

Degree Requirements


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Students who graduate from the RWU Graphic Design Program will be able to:

  • Apply the ever-changing range of tools and technologies that support inclusive thinking and creation on a variety of platforms and user interfaces.
  • Understand the history of design and its methodologies, theories and schools, including an awareness of how under-represented groups have contributed to that history and methods.
  • Apply and understand research, iteration and respectful design processes, developing effective and inclusive design projects for diverse audiences
  • Work effectively and take on multiple roles in collaborative teams to address a variety of complex design problems and projects
  • Understand how design impacts larger social and political contexts for individuals and communities
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Gaining Experience on Campus

Blair Carroll, RWU Class of 2013
Graphic Design Communication

At Roger Williams, it's not just our academic courses or off-site internship programs that helps us prepare students for a successful life and career.

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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.

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