Graphic Design

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Video series takes a look inside the Graphic Design program with students and faculty
Bewilder

Bewilder

Digital reconstruction by Bryan Willis Thompson '14 (Graphic Design)
Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Interpretation of Puccini’s "Madama Butterfly" for "Max Joseph" magazine created by Andy Rementer '04 (Graphic Design)
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infinite / intimate

Collaborative print piece created during GD workshop week by Clint Sorenson '13 (Graphic Design) and Douglas Hayes '13 (Graphic Design)

For almost 50 years, Graphic Design at the University of the Arts has been recognized as one of the nation’s top design programs – on the leading edge, delving into new technologies and re-inventing how handmade images and messages uniquely speak to the electronically engaged world. We stress unique invention and our students explore both new technologies and old-world craft – from working with the latest equipment for digital video and sound recording, to 3-D printing and model-making, to creating hand-sewn books and letters cut from stone.

Here, you’ll have lots of opportunities to work on real-world projects. For example, our students have redesigned parking signage for the City of Philadelphia, created an intranet interface for the renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to monitor patient care, and designed a presentation for a state-wide advocacy group explaining educational expenditures, among many other projects.

Our Spring Workshop features top-level guest faculty from around the world. Past workshops have addressed communications for emergency responders, developing empathetic communication kits to help Stage 4 cancer patients explain their difficulties in managing their healthcare, visual communications for senior citizens, and branding dilemmas. And our post-graduate employment is high, with graduates working for companies like AOL, MTV, Sony Music, the Brooklyn Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, just to name a few.

Ken Carbone '73 / Leslie Smolan '75 (GD)

After UArts

Learn more about alumni like Ken Carbone BFA '73 (Graphic Design) and Leslie Smolan BFA '75 (Graphic Design) who have found success after graduating from UArts.

Carbone and Smolan 2014

In the News

Graphic Design alumni Ken Carbone BFA '73 (Graphic Design) and Leslie Smolan BFA '75 (Graphic Design) awarded 2014 AIGA Medal.

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Featured Student Work

Work by Nicholas Sedlazek '14 (Graphic Design) is featured in the Studio Spotlight (see link above). Other work by students, faculty and alumni in the program can be found at the bottom of this page.