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College of Fine Arts and Communication Graphic Design Degree

Major

FIND YOUR OWN DESIGN VOICE AND PATH

With a degree in Graphic Design you will be able to navigate as an entrepreneur, work on teams, in management, production, or other design positions in corporate, non-profit, or private enterprises. Creative professionals are valued employees because they know how to problem-solve and think outside ‘the box’.  We prepare you to leverage those creative skills in whatever career you choose.

Graphic Design Student in classroom

WHY STUDY GRAPHIC DESIGN AT UW-STEVENS POINT

There are over 2,000 job titles in the field of design. Graduates of our program find careers in a wide range positions. A small sample of their job titles include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Brand Manager
  • Art Director
  • Publication Designer
  • Graphics Coordinator
  • Packaging Designer
  • Marketing Specialist
Alumni Map

Alumni Map

​Whether you are a recent graduate or a longtime alum, you can make an important difference for today’s students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. By volunteering to share your story, your network, your career advice, and your successes, you can help guide students through the start of their professional lives as they discover their purpose. You are a vital part of our Pointer family and we look forward to hearing from you!
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WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Design Internships
    Internships are required for Graphic Design majors and many students choose more than one. We also offer London Internships during summer!
  • Community Partners
    Upper level Graphic Design students work with real clients in the community to gain experience in team work, in professional communication, and understanding key aspects in business.
  • Competitions / Portfolio Reviews
    Students are encouraged to enter local, regional, national, and international art and design competitions. Graphic Design students are invited get their portfolios reviewed by professionals working in the field at annual events in Stevens Point, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.
  • Exhibition Opportunities / Competitions
    Art and Design hosts the annual Juried Student Exhibition where students at all levels can enter work and have the chance to win awards. Each year we also hold a Scholarship Competition with multiple awards given to excellence in each discipline, in leadership and service. Students get calls to enter local, regional, national and international art shows. 
  • Public Art / Community Work
    The Carlsten Gallery Student Advisory Committee (CGSAC) holds an annual competition for students to create Public Artwork. Students gain experience with proposal writing, presentations, and working with a faculty mentor.
  • Visiting Artists / Workshops
    Every year we host different visiting artists who hold workshops and give lectures on campus. Student groups sponsor events and individuals also travel to attend talks or weekend workshops.

MEET YOUR FACULTY AND STAFF

At UW-Stevens Point we work with students individually to realize their career goals. Our faculty members work professionally as artists, art directors, graphic and environmental designers, interior designers, curators, consultants, videographers, communication experts, educators and scholars. Their commitment to student success and great range of knowledge supports exceptional student learning experiences.
Stuart Morris

Stuart Morris

  • Assistant Dean – School of Design and Communication
  • Professor – Graphic Design
College of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Design and Communication
715-346-2669
Matthew Groshek

Matthew Groshek

  • Assistant Professor – Graphic Design
  • Coordinator for Graphic Design
College of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Design and Communication

ACCREDITATION

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

The College of Fine Arts & Communication at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. UW-Stevens Point in the only college in the state to hold national accreditation in all of its arts programs: Art and Design, Dance, Interior Architecture, Music, and Theatre, placing it in the top 7% in the nation.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design