Laguna College of Art + Design

Graphic Design + Digital Media w/ Illustration Emphasis

WIDE RANGE OF DESIGN FIELDS

Our BFA Graphic Design + Digital Media with Illustration Emphasis program will help you to create a successful portfolio of work that will position you to work in a wide range of design fields.

 

As a student of LCAD’s Illustration emphasis, you will further develop your fine arts and illustration skills while being fully immersed in our GD+DM program. Unlike an Illustration major, you will be highly technically advanced with solid skills across the range of industry required design skills. You will learn to take your talents into motion graphic work, 3D, package design, user experience and interfaces, advertising, social media, photography and video, and emerging virtual reality applications. In project based learning classes you will apply your artistic talents and illustration skills to create design solutions while developing a strong cross discipline and successful portfolio of work that will position you to work in a wide range of design fields.

Course REquirements

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates will be able to:

  • Utilize basic design Illustration principles and elements to address a visual narrative or expressive problem.
  • Use research skills in the development of design project solutions.
  • Apply digital imaging processes in design projects.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of composition and color.
  • Apply typography skills in design projects.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of graphic design principles and their application.
  • Develop creative concepts and effective visual solutions.
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration techniques as evidenced through the completion of real-world projects with corporate partners.

 

 

 

Gainful Employment Information for Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design + Digital Media w/ Illustration Emphasis

 

 

Chair of Graphic Design + Digital Media, Dean of Innovation

I was born in Washington D.C. and lived in Europe and the United States. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design, I headed to New York to create work for clients including CBS, Revlon, Avon, Gucci, and CBS International.

Adjunct Faculty

Brett Anderson is the Design Manager at KWALL, a full-service interactive agency. KWALL has worked with companies and organizations such as USC, CSULB, ASU and Qualcomm.

Assistant Chair of Graphic Design + Digital Media

Dana Herkelrath earned a B.F.A. with honors in Graphic Design and Packaging from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from California State University Long Beach. Ms. Herkelrath has been teaching graphic design courses for over fifteen years.