Graphic & Interactive Design

Graphic and Interactive Design is the communication of information and ideas through visual language. Design is used to serve commerce, culture and the public good. It includes work that is client-driven as well as self-authored.

Tyler’s design students learn how to develop design concepts, to make images, to work with typography and to master a wide range of new and traditional media. Creative intelligence and skill are strongly emphasized. The program, known for its rigor, is extremely competitive. Students are evaluated by the exacting standards of the design profession. A sophomore level portfolio review is required for admission to the major.

Student work from Tyler has been featured in numerous national and international design competitions and publications. Students from the program have won numerous awards and honors. They are sought out by recruiters from studio and agencies and are highly successful in finding employment after graduation.

Graduates from the BFA and MFA programs are employed by studios and agencies around the country and abroad. They work in print and web design studios, advertising agencies, publishing companies, film and television, music packaging and promotion, product design and packaging, in design departments of major corporations, and as freelance illustrators.

Upcoming Events

  • October 21, 2016
  • 8:30am

Please join us for the Tyler School of Art's Annual Graduate Open House on Friday, October 21st! You will have the oppotunity to speak wi...

Lecture Series

  • March 11, 2016
  • 6:30am

Design educator and practitioner Lucille Tenazas is recognized with a AIGA Medal for her prominent role in translating postmodern ideas i...

News

  • GAID alum on New York Times best seller list

    Tyler GAID alumni, Rachel Ignotofsky is author of Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. This illustrative and educational book highlights the c...

  • Tyler Students, Faculty, and Alumni Featured on WHYY's Friday Arts

    In an episode of Friday Arts — which premired on February 5 — alumni, Allen Edmunds talks about the Brandywine Workshop, Graphic & Interactive Design students and ...

  • GAID alumni publishes 2nd book

    Nabeeh Bilal, Graphic & Interactive Design graduate (BFA 2009), is the co-creator of the award-winning Callaloo children's media brand and is responsible for the b...

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    Rachel Ignotofsky

    Alumni Rachel Ignotofsky

    Rachel Ignotofsky grew up in New Jersey on a healthy diet of cartoons and pudding. She graduated with honors from Tyler School of Art's graphic and interactive design program in 2011. Now Rachel works for herself and spends all day and night drawing, writing and learning as much as she can. Her work is inspired by history and science. She believes that illustration is a powerful tool that can make learning exciting.  Her first book Women in Science is a New York Times best seller and highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Rachel hopes to use her artwork to spread her message about education, gender equality and scientific literacy.   More

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    October 10, 2014

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