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Bachelor Of FINE Arts

Graphic Design



The professional fields that the DePaul BFA in Graphic Design feeds are enormous, covering multimedia and interaction design, web, social media, exhibition, print, experience, film, and illustration. The School of Cinema and Interactive Media has developed this curriculum in the context of the College of Computing and Interactive Media to encourage the cross-fertilization vital to real world contemporary culture and professional practice. Our dynamic and cutting edge program incorporates visual design, social media, advertising, interactive and web design, animation, film title design and illustration. 



student groups

Our student chapter of the leading professional graphic design organizations, the American Institute of Graphic Arts and Society of Typographic Arts, was featured in Typeforce 4, the annual showcase of typographic artists and designers in the Chicago area. Typeforce events have included designers like Rick Valicenti from award-winning design firm 3st and former DePaul visiting professor and alumni Jeremiah Chiu from award-winning Plural.​

Studio Visits

We have a Graphic Design Studio Field Trip class that visits studios from all parts of the industry including such studios as Digital Kitchen, Doejo, InTouch, PSD Graphic Arts/University of Chicago, Studio Lab and VSA Partners, among others.


We have a Critique and Exhibition space where students both receive feedback on class projects as well as hold exhibitions on their work. Recent exhibitions have been on Portraiture, Typography and AIGA/STA student work. 

Visiting Artists Series

The School of Cinema & Interactive Media’s Visiting Artist Series brings the top animators, filmmakers, game artists and designers to DePaul for workshops and lectures. Past visiting artists include legendary Russian animator Yuri Norstein, film directors Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Tim Robbins (Dead Man Walking), actors Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad) and Danny Pudi (Community) and producer Paula Wagner (Mission Impossible).

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