The Graphic Design (GDES) Program prepares students to practice visual communication in a competitive global environment. Auburn’s nationally regarded BFA is NASAD accredited. Students receive hands-on design instruction in a professional studio environment that has 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 lectures 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 emphasizes typography, branding, UI/UX, publication, motion, illustration, packaging, app, and wayfinding design.
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The Auburn University School of Industrial + Graphic Design is committed to providing its faculty, staff, and students with outstanding special programs that enrich their student experience and enable them to succeed with both their educational and career goals.
The CADC charges a professional fee to partially defray the difference between state funding and tuition, and the actual costs of our professional programs. Within each program, a professional fee charge of $2,160 is tied to enrollment in specific trigger courses. During semesters when students are enrolled in these classes they will be charged the professional fee.
Through the professional fees, the CADC continues to provide our students with rigorous and relevant academic experiences, which contribute to our programs being recognized as among the best in the nation.
The CADC awards departmental scholarships based on a student’s AUSOM application and supplemental CADC application within AUSOM. The AUSOM application is a university-wide application. To ensure maximum consideration, it is imperative that students submit their AUSOM application by 4:45 p.m. CST on the day of the deadline to receive consideration for scholarships. Criteria for scholarships vary and include, but may not be limited to, academic major, geographic location, academic achievement, and financial need.
For further questions, please contact Student Services by calling 334.844.5350, visiting 120 Dudley Hall on weekdays 7:45–11:45 a.m. or 12:45–4:45 p.m. or emailing us at CADCSS@auburn.edu
The Graphic Design curriculum has been designed to meet accreditation standards set by SACS and NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) and is structured to provide students with a course of study that ensures growth and development over time.