Graphic Design

Cultivate multifaceted skills in visual communication

Graphic design at the School of Art, Architecture and Design is a competitive, robust program that enables students to investigate design theory, process, and application. Our graduates are user experience designers, art directors, professors, and marketing directors reimagining the ways in which we communicate.

From Photoshop to The Typography Studio

With 90 cases of wood type, 120 cases of metal type, and more than 50 years of history, The Typography Studio letterprinting facility is a staple of the graphic design program.

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Imagine + invent

In the studio, students learn the fundamental value of typography, imagery, grids, systems, and more in the course of creating everything from posters and logos to apps and other digital media.

Alumni making their mark

Matt Griffin

B.F.A., '07

Matt Griffin has been recognized not only for his work as an artist but as a writer, speaker, and educator. He is the founder of Bearded, a web design and development agency based in Pittsburgh, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Carnegie Mellon School of Design.

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