Dunwoody Graphic Design & Production

With a graphic design degree from Dunwoody, you will gain hands-on, real-world experience that will put you at the top of your field. Combining design theory with project-based learning, Graphic Design & Production produces graduates who are ready to work on print, digital, display, and packaging projects.

Design and print materials for real clients; participate in local, state, and national competitions and projects; and explore career paths in Dunwoody’s on-campus print shop.

Small class sizes give our students ample time with both industry-trained instructors and state-of-the-moment design and production equipment. And our studios and printing and packaging lab allow you a hand in every aspect of their projects–from conception to completion. This model of study allows you to build a portfolio of professional work–including digital and print projects–before you graduate.

Dunwoody’s degree also includes an industry internship or capstone project that partners you with working professionals, so you can develop technical skills and on-the-job experience.

Upon graduation, you will have experience using industry-standard hardware and software, like Apple OSX and Adobe Creative Suite, and will be prepared to work in a variety of creative fields, including marketing, advertising, publishing, and packaging.

This degree directly transfers into Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership.

Class topics include:

  • Color Theory and Color Management
  • Typography
  • Layout
  • Design for Print
  • Web Design
  • Packaging Design

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Graphic Design & Production

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • U.S. Bank
  • Periscope
  • Madesmart
  • SGS
  • Schawk/Anthem
  • Wunderman

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Production Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Art Director

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Professional Association for Design (AIGA)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA

Learn more.

Visit AIGA Minnesota website

Dunwoody designs large-scale display for Minnesota State Fair

Academic Excellence Award Winner Yengkong Thao

Yengkong Thao’s interest in graphic design was sparked by chance. After a meeting with his guidance counselor at Wausau East High School in Wisconsin, Thao found out he had a gap in his class schedule that needed to be filled.

An artist at heart, Thao’s counselor encouraged him to consider taking a Graphics Communications elective.

“I always wanted to become an artist, and she told me that graphic design was at least somewhat related to art,” Thao said.

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Graphic Design Studio

Conceptualize, design, and share feedback on graphic design projects.

  • External monitors for each student laptop

Printing, Finishing, and Packaging Lab

Bring digital designs to life by printing different types of projects on a wide variety of substrates. Learn quality control of print projects and various finishing techniques.

  • Digital press
  • Wide format printer
  • Spectrodensitometer
  • Spectrophotometer

Fabrication Lab

Create products, prototypes, and projects by using computer-aided design tools and then producing them in cardboard, plywood, plastic, and other materials.

  • 2 laser cutters
  • Stratsys 3D printer
  • 3-axis CNS router, belt sanders, scroll saws, drills, wire cutters
  • Spray booth with utility sink