For almost 50 years, Graphic Design at the University of the Arts has been recognized as one of the nation’s top design programs – on the leading edge, delving into new technologies and re-inventing how handmade images and messages uniquely speak to the electronically engaged world. We stress unique invention and our students explore both new technologies and old-world craft – from working with the latest equipment for digital video and sound recording, to 3-D printing and model-making, to creating hand-sewn books and letters cut from stone.
Here, you’ll have lots of opportunities to work on real-world projects. For example, our students have redesigned parking signage for the City of Philadelphia, created an intranet interface for the renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to monitor patient care, and designed a presentation for a state-wide advocacy group explaining educational expenditures, among many other projects.
Our Spring Workshop features top-level guest faculty from around the world. Past workshops have addressed communications for emergency responders, developing empathetic communication kits to help Stage 4 cancer patients explain their difficulties in managing their healthcare, visual communications for senior citizens, and branding dilemmas. And our post-graduate employment is high, with graduates working for companies like AOL, MTV, Sony Music, the Brooklyn Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, just to name a few.