Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
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If you see the world in RGB and CMYK, Troy University’s graphic design program will prepare you for a bright and innovative future. At TROY, you are given the direction, encouragement and tools you need to sharpen your graphic design skills while taking a high-resolution look at all aspects of the design industry.
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:
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 lead you toward developing 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.
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>>). At <<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.
Graphic design is an exciting field constantly recreating itself. Because of this, employment projections from 2012 to 2022 vary by industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections program, employment for graphic designers in newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishers is projected to decline 16 percent. However, employment opportunities for designers specializing in computer systems and other related services are projected to increase by 35 percent.
Analysts believe that because of the increased use of the Internet, graphic designers will be needed to create more designs and images for portable devices, websites, electronic publications and video entertainment media than ever before. According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median salary for a graphic designer is $44,150 per year. Potential career options include: