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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Digital Arts and Design: Computer Graphics (BS)

Eye catching creativity

When you watch an animated movie or cartoon, see an advertisement, or text in a magazine, you’re observing computer graphics. To be a graphic designer, you must understand fundamentals like typography, complementary colors, white space, and more. Graphic design is a crucial part of businesses and organizations because they effectively display visuals and data to consumers.

Unleash your creativity

At DSU, you can focus your creativity in graphic and 3D design. Challenge your creative mind. Master design theories and graphic design language. Create stunning graphics. Use the latest software, technologies, and equipment. Curate design skills. Navigate the ropes between print, web, motion pictures, and video.

If you want to peak your design interests even more, check out our student clubs:

  • Art Club
  • Animation Club
  • Photography Club
  • Film Club

Career possibilities

At the end of your academic career, you’ll have a portfolio full of original content, making you ready to take on the graphic arts industry.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BS degree in Digital Arts and Design, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of design theory and practice.
  • Create visual or audio products requisite to industry standards.
  • Employ written and visual or auditory communication strategies designed to reach audiences and purposes. 
  • Analyze the quality of their work and the work of others.
  • Illustrate familiarity with historical achievements within art or sound design.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using digital design technologies to meet industry standards. 
  • Produce visual products that solve design problems.


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