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A Designing College—Jefferson Program Named to Top Honors List


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Thomas Jefferson University was named one of the top schools in the country for graphic design by Graphic Design USA Magazine.

In the January/February 2018 issue, which kicked off its 55th year of publishing, GDUSA released a list of its favorite institutions which prepare students to work in professional graphic design. The institutions chosen were based on a mix of objective and subjective factors, including GDUSA’s decades-long relationships with designers, students, educators, and recruiters.

GDUSA believes that education is more important than ever, as the lines between the studio and the classroom, the office and the academy, and the university and society, continue to blur.

The Graphic Design Communication program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) cultivates design strategists who have an innovative spirit and superior critical thinking skills that can be applied to diverse human needs. Jefferson’s mission is to provide professional training with a rigorous liberal arts and business core; the curriculum fosters an appreciation for design as a cultural craft with a relevant historical background and a rapidly evolving future that includes multiple disciplines.

The curriculum focuses on design thinking and strategic planning, features real-world assignments, and is based on active, hands-on learning that emphasizes traditional design skills and the ability to respond to complex problems across various media. The program culminates with a BS degree. Student work regularly wins recognition from the leaders in the graphic design world.