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School of Art and Design
Graphic Design


Graphic design is the place where words meet images, where clear and purposeful communication meets aesthetic impact, and where a range of human needs and desires reside.

Although most graphic design is produced using computers, the idea that graphic design centers on computer tricks is a misinterpretation of the profession and certainly doesn't describe the graphic design concentration at ECU.

Graphic design at ECU includes a strong grounding in the traditions of typography and addresses issues of business, communication, social science, and art. Most classes center around the examination and discussion of student work so a consistent output of graphic design is essential. This limits the graphic design students to those who want to work. The work includes thinking, reading, and talking as well as the production of designed objects.