What is a PhD in Graphic Design?

part of Arts, Design & Architecture

Graphic Design is the study of communicating messages via images, colours, and shapes. It explores design elements like typography, iconography, photography, page layout techniques, user interface (UI), user experience (UX), and industry-specific software.

You can choose from different Graphic Design specialisations: Visual Communication, Creative App Development, Animation, Illustration, Interaction Design, and others.

A typical Graphic Design curriculum includes subjects like Colours and Form, Technical Drawing, Representation Techniques, Visual Culture, Image Design, Page Architecture, Creative Thinking, Words and Images, Graphic Principles, Psychology of Play, etc.

Students who choose Graphic Design have keen artistic and aesthetic senses. They have an innate talent for matching colours and often know when something doesn’t look right, even if they cannot always pinpoint why. Graphic tablets are at the top of their wishlist, and they are already familiar with tools like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign.

These are some of the jobs you can opt for after a Graphic Design degree: advertising art director, animator, artworker, graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker and many others.

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