Graphic Designers are becoming increasingly needed in all industries for their impact on advertising and the media. Students who study this major will develop their artistic and creative abilities in tandem with their technical skills and proficiency in a wide number of design programs. Students often have natural artistic talent, advanced computer skills, and an interest in interacting with people in a business setting.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Imagination Attention to detail Work ethic
Self-discipline Flexibility Interpretive skills
Critical analysis Appreciation of aesthetics Open-minded
Patience Adaptability Basic reading, writing and editing skills
Time-management Creativity Work in teams and small groups
Planning and managing skills Editing with others Work with deadlines
Explaining processes, plans and concepts Work independently

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Artist Graphics Coordinator Art Director
Graphics Specialist Advertising Designer Label Maker
Advertising Layout Worker Layout Artist Catalogue Illustrator
Multimedia Designer Concept Artist Multimedia Developer
Designer Multimedia Specialist Desktop Publisher
Online Producer Digital Artist Photo Stylist
Food Stylist Presentation Specialist Forms Designer
Production Artist Graphic Artist Studio Designer
Graphic Designer Visual Designer

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Advertising Agencies Special Effects Companies Film Distributors
Studio Facilities Film Production Companies Television & Film Settings
Freelance Television Stations Motion Picture Companies
Video and Web Production Companies Product Placement Companies Educational Institutions
Art Galleries Fashion Houses Arts Foundations
Greeting Card Companies Auction Galleries Interior Design Department/Firms
Computer Graphics Firms Magazines, Books, Newspapers Department Stores
Parks and Recreation Centers Design Studios Photography/Design Studios

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Designer's Edge

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Animation and Cartooning Careers
  • Art/Design Workers Occupational File
  • Career Guide for Creative
  • Career Opportunities in the Film Industry
  • Career Opportunities in the Internet and Video Games
  • Careers in the Fashion Industry
  • Careers in the Visual Arts
  • Careers for Film Buffs
  • Career Opportunities in the Visual Arts
  • Career Opportunities in Television
  • Career Resources for People in the Arts
  • Hollywood Creative Directory
  • Great Jobs for Art Majors
  • Jobs in Arts & Media Management
  • On Becoming an Artist
  • Opportunities in Graphic Design
  • Opportunities in Fashion Careers
  • Opportunities in Interior Design
  • Opportunities in Photography Careers
  • The Business of Being an Artist
  • The Education of a Graphic Designer
  • Opportunities in Cartooning
  • Opportunities in Film Careers
  • U.S. Directory of Entertainment Employers
  • How to Get a Job in Southern California

 

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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