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Graphic Design

Graphic design is a creative process – most often involving a client and a designer and usually completed in conjunction with producers of form (i.e., printers, programmers, signmakers, etc.) – undertaken in order to convey a specific message (or messages) to a targeted audience. The term "graphic design" can also refer to a number of artistic and professional disciplines that focus on visual communication and presentation. The field as a whole is also often referred to as Visual Communication or Communication Design. Various methods are used to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. A graphic designer may use typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to produce the final result. Graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated.

Common uses of graphic design include identity (logos and branding), web sites, publications (magazines, newspapers, and books), advertisements and product packaging. For example, a product package might include a logo or other artwork, organized text and pure design elements such as shapes and color which unify the piece. Composition is one of the most important features of graphic design, especially when using pre-existing materials or diverse elements.

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Matching Graphic Design Colleges

Name
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division
Four or more years; Private for profit; $16,452 average out-state tuition; $16,452 average in-state tuition
Savannah College of Art and Design
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $30,510 average out-state tuition; $30,510 average in-state tuition
International Academy of Design and Technology-Online
Four or more years; Private for profit; $12,600 average out-state tuition; $12,600 average in-state tuition
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,532 average out-state tuition; $17,532 average in-state tuition
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles
Four or more years; Private for profit; $25,469 average out-state tuition; $25,469 average in-state tuition
Rochester Institute of Technology
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $31,584 average out-state tuition; $31,584 average in-state tuition
Ferris State University
Four or more years; Public; $15,660 average out-state tuition; $9,744 average in-state tuition

Graphic Design Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Sherri Marie McDonald Memorial Scholarship $5000 October 22, 2014
Sam Ingram Scholarship $3000 January 15, 2015
Morris Simon Scholarship $3000 January 15, 2015
Harry D. Wagner Scholarship $3000 January 15, 2015
G. Nelson Forrester Scholarship $3000 January 15, 2015
A. Frank Glass Scholarship $3000 January 15, 2015
Fine Arts or Performing Arts Scholarship - IES $3000 October 25, 2014
Sam Shapiro Scholarship Honoring Lisa and Don Drumm $2500 March 26, 2015
Brady and Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship $2500 March 31, 2015
Printing and Publishing Council of New England Scholarship $2500 May 15, 2015