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Art and Art History

BFA in Graphic Design

Become a graphic designer

The BFA in Graphic Design combines rigorous course work with industry experience. You will take classes in studio, advertising design, web design, and computer graphics applications. In your final year you will work with clients from industry pulled from both the University as well as neighboring communities, complete a semester long professional internship, and develop a thesis project to be exhibited in one of the University galleries.

Adelphi University graphic design class in the studio

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are prepared to work in:

  • Graphic Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Web Design
  • Advertising

The Curriculum

Key components of our program include:

  • A two-year foundation program, offering classes in 2-dimensional design, 3-dimensional design, digital art, drawing, color, and art history.
  • Graphic design courses in basic publication, computer graphics applications, advertising, and web design.
  • A fully credited internship program that gives students experience in the field prior to graduation.
  • The opportunity to work with real-life clients from both our University and local communities.
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Student Work

All students in the art department perform creative work regardless of major. Browse the slideshow below to see a selection of work by our talented students, or view as a gallery.


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Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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