Bachelor of Arts

Graphic Design

ODU's Graphic Design students develop critical thinking and their technical skill and abilities by exploring the graphic design process and problem-solving methodologies. This development gives graduates an edge when pursuing careers in art, design and other creative fields.

Program Highlights

  • Major and minor available in Graphic Design.
  • 24-hour access to a dedicated art and design computer lab, and multiple venues for open studio space.
  • ODU's Wehrle Art Gallery functions as a lab for the program. Students curate, design and install exhibitions as well as exhibit their own work.
  • Annual Senior Exhibition allows art and design seniors to select, research, produce and exhibit an extensive professional design project.

Design Lab

Degrees & Courses

Read the degree requirements and course descriptions for the major and minor, plus view a sample 4-year plan.

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Art Class

Outcomes & Careers

Careers include graphic artist, illustrator, art director, visual designer, creative director, photo editor and more.

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Art Department

Art Department

Get to know ODU faculty members, view current news and events, and more.

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AIGA, a professional organization for design, encourages students to get involved in the local design community, create a community of their own and help them build leadership skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world. 

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Ohio Dominican is just minutes from downtown Columbus, where students have the opportunity to participate in one or more internships with a variety of companies and organizations. Students can also find on-campus internships in University departments.

These hand-on experiences help graduates land jobs in writing, editing, public relations, marketing and communications positions in Central Ohio and beyond. 

Ohio Dominican's faculty and Career Development Center are eager to help interested students secure relevant internship experiences.

Panther Perspective

Ashley Apollonio shares how Ohio Dominican University is preparing her for an exciting and fulfilling career as a graphic designer.

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Have Questions? Contact Us!

For program questions, contact:

Janette Knowles, Ph.D.

Department Head, Director of Wehrle Gallery
Wehrle Hall, Second Floor
(614) 251-4612

For admission questions, contact:

Undergraduate Admission

Griffin Student Center, 203
(614) 251-4500
(800) 955-OHIO (955-6446)