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Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023.

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Create and Collaborate with Graphic Design

Through studying graphic design with Northern Vermont University, you’ll work with faculty experts and motivated peers to develop professional-level skills that will help you stand out to employers. Our programs offer in-depth, computer-based instruction to allow you to develop your design skills for print, the web, and mobile applications. Our students graduate prepared for a career in this competitive field.

NVU offers three ways to immerse yourself in the field of graphic design:

  • Choose graphic design as your concentration in the visual communication design program
  • Set out to focus on graphic design with a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design
  • Earn an associate’s degree in graphic design


Our alumni keep good company — you’ll find Lyndon visual arts graduates in nationally and globally recognized companies, working behind the scenes on television and web shows, and creating to the local and regional creative economy as they start their own shops or work as freelancers. Here are just some of the places and career paths Lyndon visual arts graduates have gone on to.

Employers of Recent Lyndon Alumni

Zutano logo    Dog Mountain Logo
Levis logo      Life is good logo

NBC logo          Lego logo

Career Paths for Visual Arts Majors

Graphic Design
Web Designer
Production Artist
Assistant Art Director
Desktop Publisher
Pre-press Technician

Digital Marketing Manager
Project Manager
Communications Specialist
Digital Designer
Web Master
Media Coordinator

Graphic Design

Diego Melendez ’12

In the NVU design studio — where students worked in an agency setting for real clients — Diego practiced teamwork and developed strengths in design fundamentals including typography, fonts, logos, and branding. “I also got more experience pitching ideas to clients, which was very important because that’s how the design world really is,” he says. “You have to know how to present without being too nervous.”

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Our faculty care about your success and challenge you to develop professional skills that make you ready for the workplace immediately after you graduate.

Two female students in an art classroom, holding paint brushes, working together at a table.

“The art professors have so much to offer. They’re here to support you and let you be creative without holding you back.”

- Lily Johnson ’17


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