WORKING TOWARD A DEGREE
The creation of the graphic image can be traced back to the cave drawings and pottery decorations of ancient times. The pictograms, the rebus, the ideogram, typography and movable type are key components of this history. We can trace graphic design schools, in a variety of formats, back to around the 16th century. The Bauhaus School of Design, unarguably the most famous, originated in Germany in 1919. In its professional understanding, graphic design and its study are most apparent since the early 20th century. With the rise of mass media, the interests in graphic design took off with whirlwind speed. Today, graphic design is ubiquitous, seen in every walk of life, on every street corner, in both the analogue and digital worlds.
The study of graphic design is one of the fastest growing art majors at the university level today. Earning a degree in graphic design allows the student to pursue a creative career in the arts, through employment in a wide range of professions and/or industries. Graphic design curiculums vary greatly from university to university. Technological, theoretical and interdisciplinary degree philosophies can be found throughout the country.