The Graphic Design major combines studio work, design theory and criticism, and design history with York College’s strong academic curriculum to provide you with the tools you will need to become a successful professional in your field. At YCP, you will learn not only about the tools and techniques, both traditional and digital, necessary to make your ideas come to life, but also the ways in which your work relates to our culture and society. Coursework in graphic design history gives you a valuable perspective on where the discipline has been, where it is going and how technology affects the way people communicate.
Internships are an invaluable part of your education. Student Graphic Designers can gain work experience in the real world as well as develop professional relationships and networks.
When you get to campus, you'll want to join our vibrant and active AIGA (American Institute for the Graphic Arts) student chapter. A national organization for professional graphic designers, YCP's AIGA Student Group (affiliated with AIGA Central PA) organizes exciting graphic design events, gives you an opportunity to add to your professionalism, and shows you're serious about design.