The Graphic Design workspace at York College of Pennsylvania

Graphic Design

Posters. Publications. Websites. Animation. Unlimited ways for you to make your mark.

If you’re interested in expressing ideas in ways that help other people to understand our world, becoming a Graphic Designer may be the way for you to make your mark. Opportunities are everywhere. Graphic designers are valuable members of multi-disciplinary teams that produce many different kinds of communication, both in print and on screen, flat and 3-dimensional, linear and interactive, and public and private.

At York College, you’ll explore the exciting world of Graphic Design as well as learn the skills you’ll need to make your ideas come to life. In intensive hands-on studio courses in both digital and traditional processes and media, you’ll learn the tools and techniques necessary to take your ideas from concept to realization. Internships, independent studies, exhibition opportunities and working with nationally known visiting artists give you industry experience and exposure. Membership in YCP’s active AIGA (American Institute of the Graphic Arts) Student Group as well as participation in our Graphic Design Study Abroad program in Milan, Italy adds more facets to your growing network of creative contacts. Under the mentorship of faculty – professors who are all working, practicing and exhibiting artists – you’ll develop a portfolio and skill set that will enable you to reach your career or post-graduate study goals.

Want to take that first important step towards a lifelong career as a Graphic Designer? Submit your portfolio for acceptance into our Graphic Design program.

Graphic Design at York College of Pennsylvania
You'll constantly be creating and working with expert faculty as a Graphic Design major.
Graphic Design associate  professor Melanie Rodgers of York College of Pennsylvania
"Each student designer uses their graphic design skill in a unique and expressive way. Employers are looking for that kind of creativity, and I love seeing so many of our grads make their voices heard out in the world. "
Melanie Rodgers, MFA
Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Coordinator, Graphic Design, Division of Art
Graphic Design lettering class at York College
In York's Graphic Design program, you'll do extensive coursework in typography, printmaking, web design, motion graphics, photography and much more.

Your future in Graphic Design

Our graduates have gone on to work for national firms such as The Baltimore Sun, Hachette Book Group, Heidelberg University, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics, Investors Bank, The Hershey Company and many others. Possible Graphic Design careers include:
  • Publication design; typeface design; identity systems; informational graphics
  • Illustration; book design; display design; package design; decorate pattern design
  • Website design; motion graphic design; television graphic design
  • Educational design; graphic design education
  • Interactive design; promotional design; technical publication design

The ideal setting to display your work York College Galleries

Our galleries feature custom art exhibits (street artist Gaia, pictured, created a York-themed mural), nationally touring exhibitions and invitational shows, as well as faculty and juried student shows. In addition to space in Wolf Hall, there's our recent acquisition, the Marketview Arts building in downtown York.

  • Matthew Clay-Robison, Gallery Director
Contact Us
Graphic Design
Melanie M. Rodgers, M.F.A.
Wolf Hall , Room 301
Phone: 717.815.1771

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant

Marketview Arts
Galleries - Studios - Events
37 W. Philadelphia St.
York, PA 17401