You see the world in images and design. You want to use art to tell the stories and deliver the messages that power the world around us. A minor in Graphic Communications at Hartwick is where you start.
MANY CAREER PATHS
Adding a graphic communications minor is a great way to deepen your knowledge in any field where visual messaging is an important aspect to the industry. Whether you’re looking to launch a career as an entrepreneur, work in promotion or marketing, social media, film, theater or video game design, even political science, you’ll find that using art to say what’s on your mind will strengthen your career opportunities.
With a technology-forward approach, you’ll have access to top-line Mac labs, professional software and hardware, even our FabLab, including vinyl cutters, laser cutters, digital c-n-c routers and 3-D printers.
J Term courses will let you study how graphic design is used around the world, and focused internships help you gain real-world work experience across a variety of career fields.
AN EDUCATION BUILT FOR YOU
Hartwick’s cross-collaborative approach to graphic communications means you’ll have the support of multiple departments as you gain hands-on experience. You’ll develop the skills necessary to write, layout and design, then place text and image to fulfill a variety of communication needs.
In your senior year, you’ll work with your Faculty Advisor to put together your portfolio, giving your future employers a full look at what you have to offer their workplace. Show off your work at Student Showcase, and know that when you cross that stage at Commencement, you’ll be ready to launch your career.
WHERE CAN A HARTWICK EDUCATION TAKE YOU?
Like Ally Quirk ’20, now a Digital Designer at Who, What, Wear in Boston, Massachusetts.
A scholar-athlete, she majored in business administration and was a Baker Simpson Entrepreneurial Fellow.
Like Sofia Keur ’20, who started her masters program at University of Westminster in London in Fall 2023.
After Hartwick, she modeled, worked designing graphics for a fashion shoes website and served as the assistant curator for a gallery in Greece.