Take a look at this webpage. Or find a t-shirt, book jacket, poster, or logo. Are your eyes drawn to it? Do the images, colors, and typography work together effectively? How can a simple font choice reinforce—or undermine—a message?
At Calvin, you’ll ask these kinds of questions in a small classroom setting, where your professors know you personally and give you individualized attention. You’ll work alongside classmates where you'll collaborate and learn from each other. You’ll learn why centuries-old typefaces are still relevant. You’ll draw connections between traditional letterpress materials and pixels on a screen.
You’ll do more than just make something look good. You’ll learn to solve design problems in the world, and that will open up a wide range of possibilities.
Program Requirements & Opportunities
If you are interested in working in a commercial or non-profit setting to communicate creatively and effectively through the use of type, layout, design and photography, our Graphic Design Major is for you. Drawing upon the strengths of both the Department of Art and Art History and the Business Department, this major stresses foundational skills in marketing and design. Internships are encouraged and supported.
Live your art
Travel abroad, create amazing designs, and plug into the local art scene with your fellow artists—all as part of the two-year Artist Collaborative program.
Publish your creations
Join our student literary magazine, Dialogue! You can submit your artwork, join a jury to curate submissions, or help design the layout of the publication.
You can afford a Calvin education.
You’ve heard a lot about the high cost of a university education. But a Calvin education is much more affordable than you think. Most Calvin students pay far below the sticker price—and graduate with less debt than you might expect.
A reputation for excellence.
There’s a reason Calvin gets top marks from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and more. Calvin graduates are in demand at grad schools, med schools, and careers in every field.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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- Master of Education (MEd)
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- Master of Speech Pathology
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