Design Education

Drexel University

The Graphic Design program at Drexel prepares students to inform, persuade, educate, and entertain through the creative use of word and image. Graphic Design students learn to conceptualize, design, and produce visual communication in a wide variety of media, including books, magazines, posters, ads, packaging, websites, interactive media, information systems, exhibition design, motion graphics and more. Students use this work to develop an expansive portfolio, an invaluable tool for our graduates as they seek future employment.

Education + Research Introduction

SEGD’s Education programs include conferences, workshops, webinars and courses spanning a wide swath of design practice areas, including branded environments, exhibition and experience design, technology and interactive experiences, user experience, healthcare, practice and technical topics, wayfinding, accessibility, and the business of design.

SEGD publications, including the academic journal Communication + Place, the SEGD Annual, and white papers published on topics including accessibility and sustainability, also advance SEGD's educational mission.

In addition to its professional development initiatives, SEGD also focuses on academic education, actively collaborating with and providing outreach to design programs at internationally recognized colleges and universities.

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State of EGD Education

While advanced degree programs (M. Design, M.S. Design, MFA) with a focus on EGD have emerged at a handful of academic institutions in the last decade, the language and practice of EGD as well as EGD thinking has been integrated into many design curriculum as a facet of an overall design education experience for nearly 20 years at dozens of institutions. The wide majority of these courses are typically offered as elective style courses by adjunct and lecture faculty who are engaged in EGD practice and support the dialogue between practice and education.

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