FDU Graphic Design Program

Graphic Design Major

Available on the Florham Campus, Madison, NJ

Visual & Performing Arts Department

The Fairleigh Dickinson University Graphic Design Program believes in the whole designer as an artist, publisher, writer, typographic expert, and entrepreneur.  Students should not only learn to practice their craft, but also have a strong business acumen for their career ahead.
We offer three areas of concentration; Print Design, Web Design and Illustration.
The Print Design Concentration focuses on production technique from idea to creation. There is a strong emphasis on concept development,  technical skills, and aesthetics, in problem solving.
The Web Design Concentration blends technical skill with design expertise, preparing students for a variety of careers in the interactive industry. A focus is on responsive design, WordPress, Mobile design and compliance with W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standards.
The Illustration Concentration allows students to focus on developing a personal style, while practicing their craft.  Imagination and experimentation are encouraged, as students learn technique, traditional and digital media, and attention to detail.  Students learn to see themselves as designers and artists.
All programs emphasize individual discovery, as students work on collaborative projects that are showcased in a variety of exhibits and displays at the University.  Career and freelance skills are taught in upper level classes.   No matter which concentration is chosen, both instill the creative, technological and philosophical skills necessary to be competitive in today's market. Creativity and concept are key in the FDU Design Programs.

2014 ADCNJ Design Derby Winners

FDU took first place in the 2014 Art Director's Club of New Jersey Design Derby.
Click HERE to read the story about our second win.

2013 ADCNJ Design Derby Winners

Students in our program took home the grand prize at the 2013 ADCNJ Design Derby
Click HERE to view the winning team and read their story.



Please contact Graphic Design Program Coordinator, Janet O'Neil at janet_oneil@fdu.edu, if you would like to submit a portfolio for review.



Janet ONeil
Director of the Graphic Design Program
Tel: 973-443-8470

Visual & Performing Arts Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-DB0-01
Madison, NJ 07940

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