In Fall 2019, Graphic Design moved from the School of Art to the College of Architecture and Design. This move better serves students across UT’s design disciplines who share the same objective of human-centered processes. Like all students in our college, graphic designers are also innovators, collaborators, entrepreneurs and makers looking to transform the world through design.
- The curriculum is sequenced to provide you with the skills needed for singular, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects. Underscoring concept development, strategic thinking, and collaboration makes us stand out as an environment for encouraging designers to embrace a range of needs from the simple to the complex. Beginning with a Design-Centered Foundations program, you start from Day 1 looking at the world through the lens of design. Small faculty-to-student ratios in a studio setting create a dynamic and creative environment in which to learn.
- Portfolio Review GRDS 200 (0)
- Portfolio Review is the benchmark review to gain access to upper-division courses and a BFA degree in Graphic Design. It provides a basic understanding of design, keeps class sizes small and ensures you have access to upper-division courses. Portfolio review takes place at the end of your first year.
Alumni and Faculty Meet our Alumni and Faculty
Our graduates compete on a national stage and gain employment at locations all around the country. We’ve listed some, and be sure to read the full list to date.
Great alumni don’t happen by chance. They are taught by engaged faculty. Meet the Graphic Design faculty:
- Sarah Lowe, Director
- Timothy Arment
- Christopher Cote
- Kimberly Mitchell
- Cary Staples
- Deb Shmerler, Emerita
Our alumni carry the Volunteer Spirit from coast to coast
Radio Systems Corp, Knoxville
Herman Miller, NYC