Academic Programs

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Study Design

Loyola's design program prepares students for a wide range of career options as a graphic design professional-from motion graphics and Web Design to exhibitions and careers in education. Students are expected to use words (typography) and images (photography, illustration, diagrams, abstract shapes, textures, lines, and color) to communicate messages for the purpose of informing, persuading, and exciting individuals and audiences.

Degrees offered

Admission Requirements »


The curriculum in Design begins with intense coursework covering basic design principles, typography, imagemaking, and history/theory. These are followed by more specialized classes dealing with subjects such as type design, interactive design, motion graphics, and publication design as each year builds upon the prior year’s study.

Our distinguished art and design faculty includes professors who have exhibited work across the world. We have fellowship and grant winners from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation award recipients, Joan Mitchell Foundation award recipients, members of the Drawing Center Viewing Program and members of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. We also have Fulbright scholarship recipients, faculty artists who have been published in numerous publications, and members of the Artists Space and the Museum of Modern Art slide registries in New York.

Bachelor of Design

This major prepares students for a wide-range of career options as a graphic design professional from motion graphics and web design to exhibitions and careers in education.

Bachelor of Interactive Design

The program in Interactive Design will teach you to use the techniques of graphic design to fully realize the capabilities of the new media environment based on both user experience design (UX) and user interface design (UI) so that you can make a career of making meaningful connections between people and the technology that shapes our world.

Minor in Design

The Department of Design offers a minor in Graphic Design. Minor courses should be selected with a minor adviser.

To read course descriptions, visit the University Bulletin.