Graphic Design Major | Concordia University Irvine

Graphic Design Major

School of Arts and Sciences

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Embark on an education where you will flex your creative muscle and communicate ideas and experiences through images, words, and forms. As you prepare for a career in the dynamic and ever-changing field of Graphic Design, you will gain skills in software programs designers need to know, understand the foundations of good design, and build your personal portfolio, gaining real-world experience.

Building on a foundation of core courses that hone your artistic skills, Graphic Design majors are trained to use signs and symbols to convey an idea or concept through innovative thinking. Students gain a core knowledge in traditional linear print media, web design, motion graphics and time-based media.

Concordia offers both a major and a minor in Graphic Design. As a Design student at Concordia, you will find that our faculty members empower students to follow an exciting vocational path in the visual arts. Students leave the program equipped for a successful future in their chosen field.

Alumni Success

Graduates from Concordia University Irvine’s Graphic Design department are putting their degrees to work for major brands and entrepreneurial start-ups. The skills students learn in verbal, intellectual, and conceptual expressions are highly sought-after into today’s visual marketplace.

Where Our Alumni Are Working

Concordia University, Irvine prides itself in giving you abilities across the arts and equipping you your senior year to gain meaningful design experience through an internship as well as preparing a portfolio to showcase your talents. Many of our recent graduates are using their diverse and unique skills in jobs in Orange County, LA County, and around the United States.

  • Adenna Inc., Marketing Manager
  • Allie Rhoads Designs, Graphic Designer/owner
  • Arrowmac, Creative Coordinator
  • Avid Ink, Graphic Designer
  • BioTrackTHC, Client Application Developer
  • Chemi Nutra, Business Development & Marketing Manager
  • Codeless Interactive, Founding Partner/Director of Development
  • Culver USA Inc,.Graphic Design and Studio Art/Fashion
  • Design Lines, Inc., Interior Designer
  • Dick Adams Automotive, Web and Graphic Designer
  • Disney Feature Animation, Animation Film Production, Look Dev Coordinator-Moana
  • Eat Sleep Play, QA Game Tester/Level Designer
  • FoxTales, Graphic Designer
  • Getac inc., Graphic Designer
  • Global Genes, Website Coordinator and Graphic Designer
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Preschool, Graphic Artist
  • Government Solutions, Inc., Associate
  • GuideSpark, Associate Designer
  • Harris Media LLC, Senior Account Executive
  • Hobie Surf Shops, Assistant Manager/ Head Visual Merchandiser
  • Holland Arts, Communications Director
  • Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Society Principal at The Canter Company, Graphic and Website Designer
  • Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Society, Graphic Designer and Marketing Manager
  • Landscape Communications, Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Megan Miller Photography, owner
  • Mendocino College Marketing Committee, Part-Time Social Media Director and Graphics Assistant
  • Montessori Center School, Marketing and Graphic Design
  • Nike West Brand Marketing, Brand Marketing Specialist, Women's Training & Young Athletes
  • Ocean Media, Digital Media Planner
  • Optimist LA (Nike Sportswear agency), Project Coordinator
  • Plum Paper, Junior Graphic Designer
  • Roxy, Assistant Footwear Designer
  • Therese Carmel Interiors & Home, Interior Designer
  • Trusted Technical Solutions, Help Desk Manager/Web Designer
  • Vision Design Studio, Graphic Designer
  • Zito's Pizza, Graphic Designer and Marketing Manager

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Fall 2019 Deadlines to Apply
Early Action Nov. 15
Early Action II Feb. 15
Rolling July 27
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