The BFA in Graphic Design at DePaul CDM provides a balance of conceptual, creative and technical design skills. Students will gain a strong foundation in both traditional and computer-based forms of graphic design with a professional orientation actively preparing students for the job market as well as their own creative practice. A unique feature of this degree is its practice in the allied fields of cinema, animation, game development and interaction design. Graduating students will be prepared for design careers in advertising, book and web design, motion graphics, photography, poster design, signage, typography, multimedia, print, visual design, art direction and title design in cinema, television, games, and interactive media, among others.
The BFA in Graphic Design requires 208 credit hours rather than 192 credit hours required for other Bachelor degrees at CDM. Students are recommended to take 18 hours of credit per quarter, which are four regular 4-hour courses or an additional 2-hour class for eight quarters. This course load has proven to be very successful for students to learn new skills and accumulate the necessary number of hours to graduate in four years' time. No additional tuition is required to take an 18-hour course load per quarter.
Online Learning Options
Some courses are available for review and playback via the CDM Course Online playback system (COL). If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. Some undergraduate courses are offered online. However, CDM currently does not offer any undergraduate program completely online. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.