Graphic Design Program

Graphic Designers are communicators who convey information through the use of language, type, imagery and symbols. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in Graphic Design at the University of Houston provides students with the methodologies and techniques to become graphic designers fully able participate within the profession. Houston, a large dynamic city, offers numerous opportunities to become professionally engaged. Course work investigates current culture and society; design history and theory; method and practice; and technology and communication, all within a graphic design context. Students are instructed using current technologies and develop portfolios that include a wide range of work: identity systems, print based graphics, book design, posters, web and motion.

Students in Graphic Design come from diverse backgrounds and form a vital component of the program. The University of Houston encompasses a large number of disciplines and faculty with distinguished areas of expertise that expand students’ range of knowledge. Faculty work closely with students and allow each one to achieve their creative potential.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Upon completion of 12 hours of fundamentals and between 15 to 18 hours of 3000 level related arts, any student who meets GPA requirements and is majoring in Graphic Design at the University of Houston may have their portfolio reviewed in the selection process called Block Review. In November of the fall semester and April of the spring semester, a review is conducted to select students for the following fall Block class. Participating students must display their portfolio containing work from Fundamentals, Intermediate, Design Principles, Color and other art classes they may have taken. (ie: Photography, Painting, Sculpture, etc.) Dates for the review are published mid-Fall and mid-Spring.