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Graphic Design Career Outlook

Graphic Design is a specialization under the Art and Design major. With instruction in a multitude of facets, including printmaking, technical drawing and commercial art business operations among many others, this program prepares you to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook, and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or the O*Net website.

Career Outlook

Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills you can develop at SXU with a major in Art and Design with a specialization in Graphic Design, as well as the potential positions and employers that hire graduates with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should only be used as a starting point.


As an Art and Design major with a specialization in Graphic Design, students may develop or advance skills including creativity and artistic ability, time management, active listening, and communication.   


With your degree, you can work as a graphic designer, desktop publisher, art director, industrial designer, multimedia artist, animator and interactive media designer.


Graduates with a degree in Art and Design with a specialization in Graphic Design can work as graphic designers, desktop publishers, art directors, industrial designers, multimedia artists, and animators   


Graduates with a degree in Art and Design with a specialization in Graphic Design can work for publishers, design firms, advertising agencies, large retail stores, government agencies, universities, in-house creative departments, film studios, television stations, video production companies, consulting firms, and market research companies. Graphic designers may also work freelance.