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Are you creative? Artistic? Love using technology? Want to combine those skills in order to thrive in an exciting, ever-changing industry? Then the Curry graphic design major may be for you.
Graphic design is an emerging practice spanning a wide range of media and contexts. The Curry College program will prepare you with:
- A solid foundation in the visual arts, enabling you with a strong visual language for moving forward within the major.
- Intermediate design courses which will help you communicate effectively through the integration of type and image and systems and structures.
- Advanced classes to synthesize your prior knowledge, enabling you to respond to a wide range of design issues via the Independent Studio Course. You will complete an intensive semester-long project that has relevance within the industry; topics are student-driven and often socially conscious in content.
Graphic Design Careers
Curry College graduates hold creative positions in design studios both large and small across the nation. Some have started their own design studios, and others have landed positions at prestigious institutions in Boston, New York and Los Angeles. Recent graduates design for a diverse range of media, including identity systems, print and interactive.
Graphic Design as a MAJOR
The graphic design major is structured to teach visual, intellectual, conceptual and technical skills- providing you with the ability to articulate message, purpose and meaning through the language of the discipline. The curriculum covers a wide variety of media, including print, motion and interactive. Working with a diverse set of media will prepare you with the visual and technical skills needed for professional practice.
Graphic Design as a MINOR
The graphic design minor introduces you to the basics of design and teaches design-specific software currently used in the graphic design profession. Students majoring in applied technology and communication find the graphic design minor particularly useful because it provides an added perspective to their major.
Your First-Year Experience
Are you interested in majoring in Graphic Design or Visual Art? Consider applying to the new Visual Media Group within the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at Curry College. Created for first-year Curry students, the program offers an integrated program with specially designed courses and experiential learning opportunities.
Three courses - Basic Design, Introduction to Fine Arts, and a one-credit Digital Art Studio - are the foundations for the program, but there's much more. The faculty will inspire you with off-campus trips to museums, galleries, artist's studios, and design firms. In class, you will experiment with a variety of hands-on methods and materials as a means to express your ideas visually through creatively challenging assignments.
The Visual Media Group will immerse you in the dynamic world of the arts and design within a community of like-minded creative students. It's a great way to launch your studies in Graphic Design and Visual Art. On behalf of the Curry Fine and Applied Arts Department, we urge you to consider applying for this first-year experience. Please contact us with any questions and we look forward to seeing you in September!
For more information please contact Professor Iris Kumar, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The graphic design faculty is dedicated to nurturing the creativity, development and individual growth of each student. Students work closely with professors who are active professionally within the design community. In addition, the faculty is rehearsed in a wide range of media and have been recognized for excellence in their design work through organizations such as AIGA (The Professional Association for Design), The Boston Ad Club and MITX (The Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange).
Student Art Exhibit
Each spring, the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at Curry holds an exhibition of student art work in a variety of media including artists' books, ceramics, digital art, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. The exhibit gives students the opportunity to show their work in a gallery-like setting and invites the public to view a wide range of student work. For seniors, the spring exhibit serves as a culmination of four years of study.
Get Started Today!
Visit campus and explore Curry's graphic design program in person. You also may request information to learn more about the major, minor or concentration of your choice. When you're ready to apply to Curry, we'll help you get started.
Contact the Fine Arts Department:
Kennedy Building, Room 3R
Join us to celebrate the annual student exhibition of art and design work from Curry College studios. The Exhibition runs from Monday, March 31 thru Saturday, April 5 with a special reception to be held on April 5 from Noon - 2:00 p.m.
"During my four years as a graphic design major here at Curry, I've built up quite a portfolio. I put a lot of time and effort into it, and I think it's really paid off," says Graphic Design major, Tyler Collins.
The Curry College Department of Fine and Applied Arts is proud to bring "Aftermath" to campus in the spring of 2014. "Aftermath" is a photographic reflection on the Boston Marathon Bombings of April 15, 2013, and how they affected both the people of Boston and professional photographer Joshua Touster.
The Curry Arts Journal enlivens artistic expression at Curry in publishing an appealing, professional edition of student writing and artwork each year and in sponsoring workshops, readings, and coffeehouses that celebrate student voices each semester.