"I would not be where I am today without the education, opportunities (both in and out of the classroom environment) and experience that I received throughout my time at Marywood University. Most importantly, what stands out to me now are the relationships that I formed with former professors who have become lifelong mentors."

Cynthia Myron

Arts Administrator — Dept. of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University
(BFA Sculpture, Marywood University)

Graphic Design

Our graphic design program at Marywood will introduce you to a variety of design disciplines, including:

  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Corporate identity
  • Typography
  • Web design
  • Multi-media
  • Packaging


Conceptual development, technical skills and professionalism are emphasized. Students have the opportunity to work independently, with partners, in small groups, with professionals in the field and real clients. Regular class critiques and portfolio reviews are stressed throughout the program.

We provide an environment that supports and encourages both personal and professional development, while stimulating exploration and curiosity. As a graphic design major at Marywood, you will have 24-hour access to 2 fully-equipped computer labs, loaded with Adobe Creative Suite and other industry-standard software. State-of-the-art darkrooms and photography studios are also available for student use.  

Students are required to complete an internship and participate in the Senior Exhibition.

Download the course sequence sheet for a breakdown of classes each semester.

Graphic Design majors often minor in Illustration, Photography, Communications, Advertising, or Business. Speak with your faculty advisor to learn more about adding a Minor.

For more information about our graphic design program, contact Christine Medley at cmedley@marywood.edu.

Marywood also offers graduate study in graphic design through its low-residency MFA Program.