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Graphic Design Programs

Graduate Program

Master of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts program, with areas of concentration in ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design, new media, photography, printmaking, and sculpture is recognized for emphasizing excellence in the study and production of visual art and cultural engagement. This M.F.A. program responds to these developments by encouraging interaction among graduate students and faculty across disciplines within the School, the College of Arts and Architecture, and the University.

Those individuals seeking to advance their careers as design professionals or as design educators will find that Penn State's graduate studies program in graphic design is tailored specifically to enhance their theoretical, critical and practical knowledge of the discipline. The M.F.A. degree is currently administered through Penn State’s School of Visual Arts


Undergraduate Programs 

Bachelor of Design

This program provides students the technical and creative skills essential to the practices of graphic design and is intended to prepare students for employment in design studios, advertising agencies, packaging, publication and corporate design, film and television, and web and interactive design.

MINOR IN Graphic Design

The minor in Graphic Design is intended for students interested in augmenting their academic major with the physical, technological, aesthetic, and conceptual skills associated with a design discipline.


High School Summer Camp

Design Experience Camp Philadelphia

Penn State’s Summer Design Experience Camp (DXC) provides an active, engaging environment in which young designers in the Philadelphia area can explore key concepts, technologies, and practices through hands-on learning experiences related to the professional fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and graphic design.


Spend a Summer Day!

Spend a Summer Day events are open houses designed to help you learn about admissions, academics, and student life at Penn State. You and your family are invited to join us at University Park for an upcoming event.

This summer, visit days at University Park are July 22, 25, 26, 29, and 30. Click here to register to attend

Schedule a Visit or Request Graphic Design Program Information

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Graphic Design Program
30 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814.865.0345
Fax: 814.863.8706
Contact: Nina Bumgarner