Graphic Design at Louisiana Tech University provides an in-depth learning experience that pushes on the boundaries of the practice. Students learn how to communicate ideas visually, build with the tools of the field, develop new points of view, and build a collaborative community that extends beyond their degree. Faculty support these explorations and encourage new problem-solving processes, a strong work ethic, and a mastery of traditional and digital skills.
The BFA degree program in Graphic Design is a professional program created to prepare students with a common body of skills and knowledge deemed necessary for entry as career designers. Our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and adheres to the guidelines for effective student preparation for practice as professional designers. Our facilities and equipment are regularly upgraded and provide an impressive platform for the support of basic technical instruction as well as graduate-level research in new media and advanced communication challenges.
All Graphic Design students will be prepared to exhibit essential competencies by the structure and content of curriculum requirements. These competencies include but are not limited to:
- Solving communication problems
- Describing and responding to the audiences and contexts addressed in design solutions
- Conceptualizing and developing visual form in response to needs
- Using tools and technologies effectively in creating design solutions
- Understanding basic commercial /industrial communication needs and the designer’s role in meeting those needs
The common body of experiences available to design students includes but is not limited to:
- Comprehensive evaluations of student creative and problem-solving solutions in the form of classroom critiques
- Involvement in design exhibitions and competitions on local, regional, and national levels
- Field experiences and tours related to the design industry
- Experiences in creating design solutions when working within a team
- Experiences in design challenges requiring interdisciplinary interface with students in other academic areas