"Marywood allowed me to grow in a safe environment. Because of the small class size, I was able to express myself which was really important in boosting my confidence level. I believe this prepared me for leadership roles in my arts administration career."

Debbie Kuo

Administrator — Greek and Roman Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
(BA Arts Administration, Marywood University)

Graphic Design

Our graphic design program at Marywood will introduce you to a variety of design disciplines, including:

  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Corporate identity
  • Typography
  • Web design
  • Multi-media
  • Packaging


Conceptual development, technical skills and professionalism are emphasized. Students have the opportunity to work independently, with partners, in small groups, with professionals in the field and real clients. Regular class critiques and portfolio reviews are stressed throughout the program.

We provide an environment that supports and encourages both personal and professional development, while stimulating exploration and curiosity. As a graphic design major at Marywood, you will have 24-hour access to 2 fully-equipped computer labs, loaded with Adobe Creative Suite and other industry-standard software. State-of-the-art darkrooms and photography studios are also available for student use.  

Students are required to complete an internship and participate in the Senior Exhibition.

Download the course sequence sheet for a breakdown of classes each semester.

Graphic Design majors often minor in Illustration, Photography, Communications, Advertising, or Business. Speak with your faculty advisor to learn more about adding a Minor.

For more information about our graphic design program, contact Christine Medley at cmedley@marywood.edu.

Marywood also offers graduate study in graphic design through its low-residency MFA Program.