YEARS UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI ST. LOUIS
UM SL GRAPHIC DESIGN DEPARTMENT 2012–2013
04. Special Thanks 08. Curriculum 14. Joining AIGA 16. Designer Lectures 20. Additional Opportunities 22. What's Next? 25. Portfolio Review
Thank you to everyone in the Graphic Design Department, especially Jen McKnight, for all of the input and criticism while this book was being made. This department wouldn't be worth promoting if it weren't for the incredible people supporting the us to churn out incredible work. Special thanks to the students that volunteered their work: Chris Hanks Christian Kessler Dawn O'Neall Dustin Mueller Gerald Cole Lindsay Johnson Heather Franklin Marquis Love Jake Walker Rachel Wilkosz Rebecca Wulf Zack McDaniel It would have been impossible to put this together without the good work from you.
I TRANSFERRED FROM SVA BECAUSE UMSL IS AFFORDABLE, IT HAS HIGH DESIGN STANDARDS, AND THE COMMUNITY REALLY PUSHES YOU TO SUCCEED. – DAVINA KIM ALUMNI, CLASS OF '09 SITUATION INTERACTIVE, NYC
REBECCA WULF – Class of 2013
CURRICULUM The Graphic Design Department at UMSL requires a consistent 4 years of core Graphic Design studio, starting with Graphic Design I in the fall semester of your freshmen year and ending with Senior Seminar II in spring of your senior year. 1210 | Graphic Design I 1220 | Graphic Design II 2220 | Computer Art I or Studio Art Elective 2221 | Computer Art II or Studio Art Elective 3310 | Graphic Design III 3311 | Graphic Design IV 3312 | Special Techniques in Illustration and Graphic Design 3383 | Advanced Problems in Graphic Design I 3384 | Advanced Problems in Graphic Design II 3389 | Graphic Design Studio or Studio Art Elective 4497 | Senior Seminar in Graphic Design I 4498 | Senior Seminar in Graphic Design II And 9 hours of Studio Art electives
THE WORK YOU DO WHILE YOU PROCRASTINATE IS PROBABLY THE WORK YOU SHOULD BE DOING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
SAYS JESSICA HISCHE. NOT AN UMSL GRAD :-(
CHRISTIAN BALE CATE BLANCHETT MARCUS CARL FRANKLIN RICHARD GERE HEATH LEDGER BEN WHISHAW
( he is everyone, he is no one )
JOINING AIGA Joining the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) gives you an inside look into the industry and we encourage all of our students to sign up early on. AIGA gives you the benefit of being able to network with fellow students and professionals, and also hosts an array of free lectures and seminars for members. In addition, the UMSL AIGA chapter takes a yearly trip to Chicago and student members generally have more opportunities to meet prospective employers.
JASON TASSO – Class of 2010
DESIGNER LECTURES Every year, UMSL design faculty arranges a multitude of lectures in which designers from around the country visit with students and are able to talk about what they doâ€” how they got the big job and tips for the real world. In addition to these lectures, students and faculty create a range of posters specifically for each event. These lectures allow an opportunity for students to get involved with their department well as a chance to talk one-on-one with professionals.
MARQUIS LOVE – Class of 2014
HEATHER FRANKLIN – Class of 2014
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JAKE WALKER – Class of 2013
In addition to the UMSL AIGA trip, design students also have the opportunity to apply for a selective program that allows them to visit New York or Los Angeles and experience first-hand high profile design firms and studios. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and submit an application in order to be accepted into the program.
All students want to know, "Realistically, what can I do and where can I go once I graduate?" Truth be told, we have graduates all across the countryâ€” working in New York to attending graduate school in California. Here's just a sampling of where they are now: Saatchi & Saatchi Toky Fleishman-Hillard Cool Fire Momentum Rivet Disney Situation Interactive Boxing Clever Moosylvania Faulk-Harrison Kuhlman-Leavitt Paradowski Creative
DESIGN BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT
Security Building “I find it peculiar that this piece is attached to the security building.”
What this sees…
“This is just t bulls#@t, red design you s
Some Stupid Red Junk
Level of Excitement Line: I’m feelin’ it I can get into this
This is great!
So very tired
I don’t even…
All hope lost
Mundane Not feelin’ it Nope
UMSL GD La Riviere
Femmes au Perroquet
Untitled (Two Rabbits)
The Terrace View
the same generic d girder sculpture see all over the place.”
“S#@t. I knew I should have brought a f %&king pencil.”
This is Kiera and Julian Walking
Four Rectangles Oblique
ZACH MCDANIEL – Class of 2013
“I feel like my camera is about to die.”
PORTFOLIO REVIEW DURING THE SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR YEARS OF THE GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM, STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PASS A PORTFOLIO REVIEW IN ORDER TO CONTINUE ONTO THEIR SENIOR YEAR. WHAT IS DUE? Sophomore Year: 4 projects (including a mini-thesis from GD IV) Junior Year: 6 projects (3 from AP2 course, the other 3 TBD – as your best work from other classes) CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION: All sections of Advanced Problems in Graphic Design 2 will include a comprehensive portfolio review as an entrance requirement for Senior Seminar. The portfolio review is a standard, required process for credible design departments throughout the United States. Instituting portfolio review is a valuable tool to strengthen your work— to help you be competitive with other candidates for the job market. We support your growth and have your best interest in mind.
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