Graphic Design Thesis Night

Graphic Design Major

Available on the Florham Campus, Madison, NJ
School of the Arts

Inside FDU's graphic design program

In an April, 2019 interview, associate professor Janet O'Neil talks in-depth about FDU's graphic design program, the new FDU School of the Arts, and liberal arts education.

Download our program brochure or view our booklet for two other takes on why FDU Graphic Design is unique.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University Graphic Design Program believes in their students as complete designers. They are artists, writers, typographers, illustrators, and entrepreneurs. Students learn to succeed as a designer, while developing a strong business foundation for their careers.


We offer three areas of concentration; Print Design, Web Design and Illustration.

The Print Design Concentration places 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.

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 in traditional and digital media.

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, all three 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.

Design Derby successes

2014 ADCNJ Design Derby Winners

FDU took first place in the 2014 Art Director's Club of New Jersey Design Derby. 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. Read their story.

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