Graphic Design Program Ranked Among Top Design Schools

Graphic Design Students working in studio

Auburn’s Graphic Design Program in the School of Industrial + Graphic Design was included in Graphic Design USA’s 2015 Top Design Schools in its March/April 2015 issue. Graphic Design USA is the print and online news magazine for the creative community. This is the second year that GDUSA has ranked Auburn’s Graphic Design Program among the nation’s best.

In “Highest Honors: 2015 Top Design Schools,” GDUSA highlights why the Auburn program was included: “The Graphic Design Program at Auburn University prepares students to practice visual communication in a competitive global environment. Auburn’s nationally regarded BFA is NASAD accredited and concentrates on interactive and mobile design, user experience design, strategic branding, typography, publication design, packaging, illustration and image making, and fine arts. Students receive hands-on design instruction in a professional studio environment with a strong sense of community among students and faculty. Courses emphasize a systemic approach to design by incorporating cross disciplinary collaborations and train students to become versatile designers and art directors. The program hosts exhibitions, design symposiums, and guest lecturers by industry leaders, and the internship program provides real-world experience and opportunities to network. Students build a strong portfolio of work as a result of their overall experience and education. The Program is housed among other prestigious design disciplines within the beautiful traditional campus setting” (GDUSA, p. 36).

Clark Lundell, Head of the School of Industrial + Graphic Design, says, “It is gratifying for both our students and faculty to see the sustained effort over years of work acknowledged through media outlets such as Graphic Design USA. “

Also in the March/April issue are six Auburn Graphic Design student winners in Graphic Design USA’s American Package Design Awards competition. This annual GDUSA competition “celebrates well-designed graphics, of course, but more importantly the power of design to forge an emotional link with the buyer at the moment of truth.” For more, click here.

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