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Design (Graphic/Information)

What Can I Do With A Major In Design?

Design is the designing or creating of graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. It is a collaborative process between a client and a designer to convey a specific message to a targeted audience. The term design refers to various artistic and professional disciplines that focus on visual communication and presentation. Design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated.

CCSU design students may apply to participate in the award winning, for-credit, student-operated full-service design studio, Central Design. The internship, under faculty supervision provides design services to selected real world clients.

Visit CCSU’s Design Department webpage here.

Sample of Related Occupations


Commercial Designer

Composing Room Supervisor

Creative Director

Desktop Publisher

Graphic Artist

Graphic Designer

Website Designer

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

American Institute of Graphic Arts

The Art Directors Club

Design Observer

Eye Magazine

A Digital Graphic Designer Career Information

Industrial Designers Society of America

The Society of Illustrators

Vocational Information Center: Graphic Design & Printing Career Guide

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Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Design majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for design majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

Aetna, Inc. - Website Coordinator

American Lung Association of New England - Graphic Design Internship

AXA Equitable - Marketing Internship

Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. - Graphic Design Internship

Digital Surgeons - Web Design Internship

ESPN - Creative Services Internship, Digital Media & Emerging Technology Internship, Sales & Marketing Internship, Digital Media - Fantasy Designer, Designer II, Graphic Systems Developer I, Creative Director, Digital Media - Art Director

Golfing Magazine - Website/Social Media Development Internship, Graphic Design Internship

Hispanic Recruitment Services, Inc. - Web Design Internship, Graphic Design Internship

Integrity Kitchen Design, LLC - Kitchen Design Firm Internship

NBC 30 - Graphic Design Internship

NFP Sports, LLC - Marketing Internship

Response Marketing - Interactive & Print Designer

Shelter Logic - Production Graphic Design Internship

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Patient Services/Campaign Internship

The Music People - Software Programmer

TOOLS-PLUS - Web: SEO, PPC, Marketing, Content

TRU Group - Graphic Design Internship

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Data Management/GIS Analyst

University of Connecticut Health Center - Graphic Designer/Webmaster

Waterford Speedbowl - Communications/Marketing Internship

WRNN-TV - Graphics Internship