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Fall 2021 Semester

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What You Learn

Acquire the background, experience and skills to launch a career in the multifaceted field of graphic design.

  • Solve visual communication problems through creative and critical thinking

  • Use and apply capabilities of design software and digital platforms

  • Design visual communication solutions using the principles of composition, typography and aesthetics

  • Generate relevant and appropriate design solutions to a target audience using a wide range of concepts, techniques and media

  • Apply the depth and breadth of the liberal arts and design education to solve problems in a global and connected world

  • Create an engaging and distinct portfolio to match career goals

Kean also offers a second graphic design BFA in interactive advertising that focuses on creating ad campaigns across a variety of media channels.

Program Options:

BFA Graphic Design

BFA Graphic Design: Interactive Advertising

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All the professors at RBSD are accomplished designers in various fields, and most are published authors as well. They helped me prepare for the challenges I would face as a young designer in an intensely competitive field, and ultimately they have set me up for my success.

Manik Rathee ’11
Design & Engineering, Google

After Kean

Kean graphic design graduates work at companies such as Disney, West Elm,, We Are Social, GLOW, Google, Saatchi , Oglivy, McCann, Prudential and Major League Baseball. Their titles include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Senior Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Design Director
  • UX UI Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Mobile designer
  • Social Media Strategist/Designer
  • Brand Design



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Founded in 1944, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with approximately 352 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational and other art/design-related endeavors.

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