The Graphic Design major is a liberal arts program that prepares students to enter the workforce by teaching a balance of technical skill and creative expression. Faculty are practicing artists with extensive professional experience in the Graphic Design industry. Graphic Design majors gain real-world work experience through opportunities such as work-study jobs on campus and internships with community organizations and companies of all sizes in the Madison area. Graphic Design majors take courses that provide skills needed in this field, including digital art and design, layout, typography, and web design and coding, and courses in drawing, painting, photography, videography, and art history. A portfolio development course and an internship seminar further prepare students for work in the Graphic Design industry.