Graphic Design

Speak in Hues, Contours, Illustrations and Images

Cultivate your creative passion, your desire to move people and your interest in visual communication with a degree in graphic design.

Visually communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate by learning how to conceptualize, research, write, edit, critique, collaborate and ask questions. Select our B.A. program for comprehensive design knowledge with the flexibility to explore professions outside the field or choose the B.F.A. program if you intend to pursue a career as a graphic designer. The minor in graphic design can be combined with any program of study to add a rich understanding of design concepts and practices.

Design a Successful Future

The graphic design curriculum at Colby-Sawyer mixes the creative process, practice and theory with professional preparation. Opportunities to learn alongside talented faculty and guest designers, a required internship, and exhibition experience in our campus gallery enhance your learning while you develop a dynamic resume and portfolio.

Visits to design studios, print production sites, major galleries and museums get you up close to the design process, while guest lectures and exhibitions bring renowned, emerging and cutting-edge national and international designers and artists right to you.

Partnerships with on- and off-campus clients provide opportunities to impress prospective employers with your growing collection of logos and other visual branding designs.

Your Capstone project, a culmination of your design work at Colby-Sawyer, serves as your professional portfolio when you graduate.

A minor in graphic design can be combined with any program of study. For complete information about minor requirements and course offerings, please refer to the college catalog.

A Modern Home for the Arts

With its spacious and modern design, the Davidow Center for Art + Design enriches the cultural and artistic experiences of students, alumni, faculty, staff and the larger community. The 15,000 square-foot space, which open in fall 2017, offers studios, a state-of-the-art black box theater, and a fine art gallery with views of Mount Kearsarge, as well as faculty offices and outdoor art areas.

Express Yourself Outside the Classroom

Connect with others interested in creative expression by joining a student-led club or organization focused on the visual and performing arts. Make your stage debut with the Colby-Sawyer Players, jam out with Vocally Charged a Capella group or exchange big ideas with other artists in the Guild of Artistic Thinkers (GOAT).