Shape the visual world

FLC spelled out in creative design

Graphic design, branding, & user experience design

Build your skills to sculpt and implement cohesive, creative solutions through classes structured around a variety of topics, like branding, publication design, web design, and typography. With an engaged faculty, project-based studio courses, and internships, you’ll graduate with a professional portfolio and the skills you need for employment in the design industry and creative economy at large.

FLC student Meg Langhoff

"I’ve gotten real-world design experience as an intern with FLC’s Marketing & Communications team. Interns have clients and deadlines, like the staff, which is something other schools couldn’t offer me."

Theory + practice

In small classes, your professors will work closely with you to impart their real-world experience based on their work with clients, and the theory behind effective visual communication and design. You’ll have access to computers with all the software you need to bring your ideas to life.

Foundational theory

Great design is based on sound principles. Learn these foundations and you can go anywhere. In fact, the best part about learning the rules of art, is learning when you can break them. Your professors will help you to understand how to best design digital and print spaces to carry a message.

Industry standard software

You’ll learn the ins and outs of Adobe Creative Suite software including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and more. This is software used by design firms and freelancers the world over. Add to this whatever other media you wish to explore, and your possibilities are endless.

 

The road ahead

FLC communication design students in discussion about a project

Using their own experience in the field, our faculty will guide you in navigating the path to establishing yourself as a professional artist in communication design. Building on the theory and practical applications you've learned in class, you'll graduate ready to work.

Some directions you might go:

  • Art director
  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • User experience designer
  • Advertising designer
  • Identity and branding designer
  • Packaging designer