The Graphic Design program at the University of the Incarnate Word is designed to provide students with the design and technical training in preparation of a career in the graphic design, interactive design, or various fields related to design and visual communication. The department uses state of the art facilities to make sure that the appropriate hardware and software training is taking place. However, the true focus is upon design and design principles - the skills that truly allow students to gain and keep employment as the industry continues to evolve and change.
In the Summer of 2012, the faculty within the Graphic Design emphasis of the (former) Computer Graphic Arts Program met to draft new program outcomes on which to base the curriculum for the new Graphic Design Program. Using AIGA’s “Designer of 2015 Competencies” as a launching point, the faculty ratified the following Program Outcomes.
The aim of the Graphic Design program is to prepare students for a demanding and competitive profession. Dedication to this goal means that the program must be selective in quantity in order to offer the best quality opportunity that we can.
Because the program requires a specific set of skills, all students planning on entering must submit a portfolio for review in order to be admitted to the Graphic Design major.
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In May 2013, the senior students in the Graphic Design track of the Computer Graphic Arts Program (now the Graphic Design Program) held their annual student show titled “Out of the Woods” at the UIW Saidoff Center.
The show featured the work of 15 graduating seniors in a gallery setting. Over one hundred friends, family, and professionals attended the show.
The show lives on in a digital form.
On Friday, January 28, 2014, juniors and sophomores in the Graphic Design Program were invited to a Poster Design Workshop led by John T. Quinn III and Eric Tan of Disney Consumer Products from Glendale, CA.
At the beginning of the workshop, John and Eric shared with the students their approach to being creative and how emotion and characters become part of their creative process.
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Fall 2001 – Present- Michael Clayton, MFA
Fall 2013 – Present- Doris Palmeros, MFA