Graphic Design, B.A.

Vermont State University offers a B.A. in Graphic Design. This undergraduate graphic design program helps you hone your creative skills and push the boundaries of visual storytelling. You’ll learn how to excel in a professional setting with project-oriented coursework and experiential learning opportunities. Boost your competitive edge in the creative market and work with professors who will get to know you personally in small classes. Internships, practicum courses, and community-based projects are integrated directly into your coursework, so you’ll work with professional clients and build a high-quality, professional portfolio before graduating.

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Barclay Tucker

Professor, Animation Illustration Program Coordinator, Graphic Design Program Coordinator


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Why Study Graphic Design at Vermont State?

  • Exciting Career Possibilities: Our graduates have gone on to work as app developers, web designers, art directors, multimedia artists, interior designers, advertising designers, public relations professionals, marketers, and more. A Vermont State degree in Graphic Design can take you almost anywhere. 
  • Certification: You’ll have the opportunity to achieve the Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design credential through courses at the Lyndon campus. This is an industry credential that will impress employers, clients, and collaborators with proof of your must-have skills for on-the-job success. 
  • Expanding Opportunities: The McClure Foundation listed graphic design as one of Vermont’s promising jobs, with a projected 1,200 openings in the next 10 years and an average salary of $51,000.  
  • Hands-on Readiness: You’ll learn by doing and be prepared for real-world projects. Employers and clients will have confidence in your skills and dedication.  
  • Graduate Success: Our graduates are the best evidence of the strength of our program. Graphic Design alumni have found positions at top companies including Levi’s, Life is Good, NBC, Zutano, and Dog Mountain. 

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Sample Courses

  • Typographic Design
  • Vector Graphics
  • Page Design
  • Color Theory & Design

Student Stories

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“Small class sizes made the professors more approachable, as opposed to being in an auditorium with 400 students. The professors are flexible. They want to work with you. That was something I really appreciated, as well as how flexible they were in accepting my associate degree. Seeing them as professors and also designers on the side was inspiring. That really motivated me and opened my eyes to new possibilities. It told me that this is a really fun field in general.”

Diego Melendez

Meet Our Faculty

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Associate Professor

  • Castleton Campus


  • Lyndon Campus

Assistant Professor

  • Lyndon Campus

Professor, Animation Illustration Program Coordinator, Graphic Design Program Coordinator

  • Lyndon Campus

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