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Communication Design Major

Your world is embedded with information. It comes in so many forms: newspapers, magazines, social media, televisions, the internet, billboards, packaging, brochures, exhibitions, mobile devices… the list goes on.

Our top-ranked Communication Design program will prepare you to work as a designer, art director or creative director in a versatile and evolving global community.

 

In Communication Design, you’ll engage in work that emphasizes the clear communication of ideas using a variety of media and design technology. Thinking conceptually and developing visual literacy through two, three, and four-dimensional design will allow you to create effective solutions to solve problems.

 

Our Curriculum

Your study of typography, advertising, packaging and web design paired with a range of technologies will allow you to push the boundaries of what’s possible in visual communication.

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Communication Design by the numbers.  MIAD’s Communication Design program continues to be ranked among the top programs in Graphic Design USA. 100 percent of Milwaukee’s top 8 ad agencies employ MIAD alumni. In 2021, MIAD students swept the United Adworkers Student Showcase. Our students are consistently featured as Students to Watch in Graphic Design USA.

Top Employers

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Google, Nike, Kohler Company, Hanson Dodge Creative, Land’s End and more.

What Can I do with my Major?

COMMUNICATION DESIGN

A

Advertising Designer

Art Director

B

Brand/Identity Designer

C

Creative Director

D

Digital Designer

E

Editorial Designer

Environmental Designer

G

Graphic Designer

I

Interaction Designer

L

Logo Designer

M

Multimedia Designer

P

Package Designer

Print Manager

Publication Designer

S

Sign Designer

Storyboard Artist

T

Type Designer

U

UI/UX Designer

V

Video Designer

W

Web Designer