• Student using a marker to color an infographic about voting
  • Open information booklet about the Typography Revolution
  • Handwritten collage of different facts related to Guatemala

Graphic Design and Media

The graphic design and media program will prepare students for careers in design and creative visual media fields. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on design practice integrating the building of formal and technical skill with critical analysis, theory, and research. Students will learn the professional skills and competencies necessary to compete in the global marketplace for graphic arts, media, and visual design.

Undergraduate Graphic Design and Media Degrees

The graphic design and media program at UNLV will prepare students for careers in the dynamic design and creative visual media fields. The program engages studio practice with design research projects concentrating on analysis and applications of visual communication. Students will learn through a professional studio practice, with emphasis on technical skill as well as conceptual expression. Through the program, students will develop both traditional and contemporary skills that culminate in their own design practice.

Admission Requirements

Minimum university GPA: 2.30 AND attain and maintain a 3.00 GPA in all departmental courses throughout the program.

All declared art majors must satisfactorily complete the following core program of introductory-level courses before declaring an intent to pursue a B.S. degree in an area of concentration within the program: ART 101, ART 107, ART 108, ART 156, ART 260, ART 261, ART 266.

A portfolio review by the graphic design and art department faculty is required for acceptance into the graphic design program. This review occurs annual and is recommended for students in their end of sophomore year.

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA may be admitted on a probationary status at the discretion of the art faculty.

Extra Curricular Activities

The Student Association of Graphic Artists (SAGA) provides art & design majors the opportunity to experiment, polish, and master the skills learned in classes by applying it to personal projects that speak to their heart! We provide learning opportunities to connect with professionals, bond with future professionals in a similar field, better your skills and receive recognition by showcasing your personal project in a gallery show.