• The student : faculty ratio at Curry

    The student : faculty ratio at Curry

  • First-year students who live on campus

    First-year students who live on campus

  • Students who receive financial aid

    Students who receive financial aid

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    Number of faculty and staff employed at Curry College

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    Number of traditional undergraduate students


When I first stepped on campus I honestly felt like it was home. People were so nice to me. They opened doors for me. They're all smiling. When I saw the students they were all accepting of each other, asking each other questions. And they made me actually feel like I was a Curry student even though they knew I was still a high school student.

Jordan Rogers '15
Major: Criminal Justice

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Graphic Design Curriculum

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.

Additionally, we have a dedicated Mac lab for the major that is continuously upgraded with industry specific software, such as the Adobe Creative Suite. We also have an Epson wide-format printer that prints up to 24", allowing students to produce large format printed works.

Graphic Design majors should follow the Recommended Sequence of Study, a semester-by-semester guide. The sequence places the student into courses that help to identify strengths and weaknesses early in the program. This progression fosters self-direction and discipline in advanced courses.

FA 1000 Introduction to Fine Arts 3
VA 1770 Design Fundamentals 3
VA 1800 Drawing 3
VA 1790 Light and Color 3
GD 2970 History of Graphic Design 3

Major Requirements:
GD 1600 Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop Basics 3
GD 2770 Design Fundamentals II 3
GD 2769 Desktop Publishing: Adobe InDesign 3
GD 3775 Typography and Production 3
GD 3300 Portfolio and Presentation 3
GD 3980 Fine and Applied Arts Seminar (Capstone Course) 3
GD 4050 Independent Studio 3
Major Elective - Choose three of the following (3 credits each): 9
GD 2072 Computer Art
GD 2768 Web Page Design
GD 2797 Digital Photography
GD 3520 Creating Web Pages
GD 3740 Elements of Dynamic Media
GD 3770 Computer Graphic Design

Requirements in Related Areas:
VA 3950 Design Concepts 3
Choose two of the following: 6
VA 2720 History of Photography
VA 2910 History of Visual Arts: Paleolithic to Gothic
VA 2920 History of Visual Arts: Renaissance to Contemporary
VA 2930 Contemporary Art
VA 2935 Modern Art

GD 3450 Graphic Design Internship 3-9

Meet Tyler Collins '14 - Graphic Design

"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.

Meet Craig Dudley '12

Realizing early on he wanted to focus on his education in a major that combined his computer skills with his artistic abilities, Craig Dudley '12 found an excellent fit in the graphic design program at Curry College. He now works as a front end web developer for Boston Logic Technology Partners.

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