Graphic Design (K-12)

The graphic design major covers design theory, design history, materials and processes, as well as graphic design studio/professional industry standards and practices.

You will gain knowledge and skills in print-specific practices, Web design, motion graphics for film and television, interactive applications, and branding and identity. The School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offer a fifth-year secondary teacher education program (STEP) leading to recommendation for Michigan secondary standard teacher certification. This certification is valid for teaching content area in grades K-12.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    Art Director

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    Multimedia Artist or Animator

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    High School Teacher

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    Middle School Teacher

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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

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    Possible Career Options

    • Advertising Manager
    • Creative Consultant
    • Creative Manager
    • Design Technologist
    • Desktop Publisher
    • Industrial Designer
    • Printing Worker
    • Production Specialist
    • Technical Writer
    • User Experience Designer
    • User Interface Designer
    • Web Developer
    • Web Designer