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ODU's Graphic Design program prepares students for careers in design, communications, printing, public relations, marketing, advertising and other businesses that depend upon graphic design for effective communication. 

Students who complete ODU's Graphic Design program will be:

  • Prepared with the studio and technical skills needed to work in a variety of design fields.
  • Well versed in the design process and will understand how to use concept and research to develop effective designs.
  • Prepared for the challenges of professional practice with an understanding of the role design can play within the community and in solving problems, large and small.

Graduates will be ready for positions in large organizations or for developing smaller individual or freelance practices. Job titles include include:

  • Art Director
  • Brand Consultant
  • Creative Director
  • Creative Lead
  • Freelance Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Photo Editor
  • Print & Web Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Visual Designer

Chris Conroy, '04

Chris Conroy, owner of Conroy Coatings & Restoration, shares how his ODU education helped prepare him to start his company.