Department ofGraphic Design
Verbal + visual
The Department of Graphic Design in the Stuckeman School focuses on the development of students’ skills and abilities in problem solving, and on expanding their expertise and proficiency in the use and application of digital technologies and electronic media. The curriculum anticipates an evolving context for professional practice through innovative problem-solving at different scales – from objects to systems – engaging with people-centered research and theory, ethical practices, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
With small class sizes, students enjoy individualized attention from faculty bringing extensive design experience in diverse settings. Design studies are blended with a range of liberal arts, communications, and business courses, thus ensuring graduates are ready for the next step.
The Stuckeman School offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Design degree in Graphic Design and a minor, as well as supporting a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design in conjunction with the Penn State School of Visual Arts.
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Colleen WadeB.Des. in Graphic Design 2019
Soon after graduating, Colleen Wade landed her dream job at Burton Snowboards, where she is a production designer. She credits her Penn State education with preparing her well for this position, which has given her the opportunity to combine her passion for snowboarding and love of design.
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Associate Professor of Graphic Design
The Bienal del Cartel Bolivia BICeBé – a biennial elite international design event in Bolivia – attracts the best designs from Latin America and around the world while promoting a humanistic approach to design. Two posters designed by Ryan Russell, associate professor of graphic design, were accepted into the 2019 BICeBé. Russell’s poster for “Deconstructing Symbols of Hate in America” was selected in the cultural category. His other selected poster, this time in the advertising category, was for an immersive augmented reality exhibition called “TOUCH.”
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Exhibit visualizing sustainability research and crises on display this week
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Penn State exhibit that highlights the collaboration between the Department of Graphic Design in the College of Arts and Architecture’s Stuckeman School and the Sustainability
Architecture department head's exhibit features 35+ years of drawings and models
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Dan Willis, interim department head and professor of architecture in the College of Arts and Architecture’s Stuckeman School, will open an exhibit featuring his own workRead More
Stuckeman School to host landscape architect and educator for virtual lecture
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The College of Arts and Architecture’s Stuckeman School will remotely welcome Claire Latané, a landscape architecture writer, educator and practitioner, at 6 p.m. on Jan. 18Read More