You will learn fundamental technical and conceptual design instruction from our industry-experienced faculty to create everything from magazine layouts, posters, logos, and websites to other print and digital media. You can learn to communicate ideas visually to prepare for a professional career in graphic design.
We have the necessary facilities available for you to explore your creative side. Our school features a design lab equipped with updated software including: Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, and Motionbuilder as well as Adobe After Effects, Flash, Illustrator, Premiere, and Photoshop.
Our small classes enable caring faculty to provide one on one attention so you can grow in your faith as well as your design skills. Northwestern partners with other Christian colleges every year for students to showcase their professional design portfolios in a final capstone project.
Northwestern’s beautiful campus is only 15 minutes away from major art and design centers, which allows for regular field trips to places like the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Swedish Institute to view others’ work and be inspired. With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving business and graphic design industries.
If you have a flair for creativity, enjoy working with technology, and enjoy a fast-paced and competitive industry, this might be the right degree for you.
You will develop critical thinking skills, learn to analyze, and develop an eye for detail.
Some classes include:
There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in graphic design.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.
Before coming to University of Northwestern, Rick Love taught as an adjunct at the University of Minnesota, as well as Madison Area Technical College. He also has worked as a fine art printer and...Read Full Bio
Iyare Oronsaye is a digital artist, director, and animator who has worked on a range of projects within the production industry. He has experience both as a traditional artist working from hand-drawn...