Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
What is the study of Design?
The Department of Design identifies design as the visual communication of ideas. The program utilizes a curriculum that emphasizes the process of problem solving and encourages students to make connections between culture and design, and their role as visual communicators. Students learn to combine personal expression and critical thinking as they create solutions that connect industry to an audience and themselves to the world.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
Career opportunities are found in all segments of industry, both in the private and public sector. Western Design graduates go on to work in advertising agencies, design firms, in-house departments, paper companies, printing firms, as well as serving as private consultants in corporate identity, environmental graphic design, packaging, publication and web design. They work as Designers, Art Educators, Production Managers, Web Designers and Digital Image Makers.
- Graphic Designer
- Web Designer
- Design Production Manager
- Art Director
- Digital Image Maker
- Creative Director