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Graphic Design

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

A Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design is intended for those students who are interested in pursuing a career or educational advancement in the area of graphic design. TROY's graphic design program is widely considered to be one of the most innovative programs of study within the discipline due to its hybrid nature and ‘real-world’ approach to instruction.  Graphic designers are trained to be responsible for visual communications in a world that cannot seem to get enough of it. Graphic designers work in many different fields including web design, package design, signage, video, motion graphics and print publishing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 23,000+ graphic design positions open annually. The successes of TROY graduates would attest to that fact. This program is intended to prepare the next generation of designers to compete in a world marketplace with confidence in aesthetics and in practice.

Online, On Your Time

The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design is now also available 100% online as well as face-to-face on the Troy Campus.


Latest News

Art & Design Students Win 28 ADDY Awards at Local Competitions, including Student Designer of the Year

addy carlsonIt brings me great pleasure to announce that TROY University Art & Design students won 28 (twenty-eight) awards in this year's ADDY Awards Competition for both our Montgomery and Dothan chapters. The breakdown is nine gold ADDY's, five judges choices, eleven silvers, 2 best in shows and if that's not enough, we beat AUM and Columbus state to win AAF Montgomery's Student Designer of The Year - Mr. Travis Carlson for his UnPlug Campaign. A huge congratulations to all of our students. On behalf of the Art & Design faculty, we couldn't be more proud of all of our students and their incredible accomplishments at this year's competition.
-Professor Stagl




 Student Designer of the Year
"Unplug" by Travis Carlson

Campaign "Unplug" by Travis Carlson

Campaign Awareness Campaign  by John Carbone
Logo Unplug by Travis Carlson

GOLD Awards
Illustration – Campaign Unplug by Travis Carlson
Campaign Unplug by Travis Carlson
Integrated Brand Identity Campaign - Campaign Unplug by Travis Carlson
Logo Design Unplug by Travis Carlson
Campaign Awareness Campaign by John Carbone
Special Event Materials (invitations, announcements, cards, etc.) Spring 2021 Thesis by Dior Brown
Campaign Phenix City Campaign by Design Studio Students
Illustration – Campaign Phenix City Campaign by Design Studio Students
Single Crealynol by McKenzie Daniels & Jacob Messick
Campaign GreenEarth by McKenzie Dailey
Campaign GreenEarth by McKenzie Dailey
Campaign National Park Awareness by Madison Hollabaugh
Book Design Self Promo Photo Book by Kaylee Weatherford
Animation or Special Effects Dog Days Are Over by Jacob Messick
Animation or Special Effects Family Portrait by Destiny Eady
Campaign Unplug by Travis Carlson

GOLD Awards
Teapot - Elements of Advertising - Illustration by Marley Davis
OF Brand - Cross Platform - Integrated Brand Identity by Campaign McKenzie Daniels
US Poster Design - Out of Home & Ambient Media Poster by Zhane McKee

The Moon - Official Kinetic Video - Elements of Advertising - Animation or Special Effects by Cole Patterson

US Poster Design - Out of Home & Ambient Media - Poster by Zhane McKee
The Moon - Official Kinetic Video - Elements of Advertising - Animation or Special Effects by  Cole Patterson
OF Brand - Cross Platform - Integrated Brand Identity Campaign by McKenzie Daniels
Teapot - Elements of Advertising - Illustration by Marley Davis

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Graduate Testimonials

Katie Genetti, Graphic Design ('21)Katie Genetti.

"Troy University was the perfect home away from home! The small town surrounding the University made it very inviting and welcoming as a student coming to the school not knowing anyone. The incredible community of faculty and staff made it so easy to learn and grow. Going to school here has given me so many opportunities to branch out, get out of my comfort zone, and meet wonderful people. Troy University holds a special place in my heart as it helped turn me into the person I am today." Katie now works as a designer at Bass, Co in Birmingham.


Hunter Gerard, Graphic Design ('21)


Dior Brown, Studio Arts ('21)Dior Brown.

"You could say the most rewarding part of earning my degree was the friends I made, or the experiences of going to college. Dior was recognized in the Montgomery 2022 ADDY Awards in which she won a silver for her Thesis Design Invite Card. Dior also served as a ComicCamp advisor during the Summer Spotlight program where she taught and mentored young artists." Dior now works as a tattoo artist apprentice in Nashville, TN.




Art & Design Program of Distinction video created by  User Experience students



A variety of projects from a number of classes in Troy's Art & Design Program. - enjoy


Why choose TROY? 

TROY’s graphic design program runs the gamut from print to multimedia design. As a graphic design graduate, you will step onto the business grid understanding the industry that awaits your talents.

In the classroom and studio, you will develop skills and abilities in areas such as:

  • Project/time management
  • Print design and layout
  • Communications
  • Networking
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Web design
  • Typography

Some of the most brilliant, creative minds in the field of design can be found at the head of TROY’s graphic design classrooms. These seasoned professionals are 100 percent invested in their students and are eager to teach you techniques to develop your personal design style. Small class sizes make it easy to get to know your professors and peers academically, professionally and personally. In these small, concentrated classes, you’ll also have access to current and relevant technology currently being used in the world of design.


Put your talent on the (bit)map

Students take courses in research, portfolio design, exhibition techniques and the business of art/design. Before graduating, your coursework will require that you create your own logo design, letter head, business cards, portfolio and website. This will prepare you with the tools to enter the work force with a brimming portfolio and the savvy to conquer the business world.

You’ll also have the opportunity to conduct job and location searches, focus on cover letter and resume development, practice interviewing and attend Portfolio Day where you will market yourself in your first step into the real world of design.

When you receive your degree in graphic design, you’ll have a working knowledge of the creative industry thanks to working within The Center for Design, Technology and Industry (<<dti>>). Students meet with their instructors, as well as professionals from around the region, to work together to produce effective solutions for companies, businesses and non-profit organizations around the globe. By working on <<dti>> projects, your abilities and talents are noticed by the center’s partners that are in search of up-and-coming talent. Graphic design graduates have found themselves working for big-name agencies such as Chicago’s Leo Burnett as well as large creative firms located in metropolitan cities around the country.



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Program Locations

  • Troy Campus
  • TROY Online

TROY graduate launches graphic design company

TROY Alumni Kenneth Jenkins on computer

Troy University graduate Kenneth Jenkins has recently launched his own graphic design company, Twenty4 Studios.

Jenkins initially started at TROY as a studio arts major, which focuses on both digital and fine arts.

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