A well rounded designer is someone who has been exposed to all aspects of design before settling on a niche or style. Modern designers must be fluent in graphic design, while being skillful and knowledgeable about Typography, Interaction Design, Motion Design, and Illustration. Check out the below links for student galleries that showcase the different technical areas in the Design Department at Loyola.


Graphic Design: Bachelor's of Design

Graphic Design courses are an essential part of the design education. At the beginning of their college careers, design students learn about composition, color theory, and design technology in their graphic design courses. Those on their way out of school learn the professional skills necessary to compete in the design world as a freelancer or in a staff position.

interactive design: bachelor's degree, fall 2018

Interaction Design teaches students how to design for user experience via website design, app design, and game design. Students who wish to focus on Interaction Design can earn a BD in Interaction Design, Coming Fall 2018. 

TypograPHY: required course study

Typography is essential to all types of design. All branding relies on the typed word to deliver some form of branding. A strong understanding of typography historically and in practice is required of all Loyola Design students. 


Motion design: Required course study

Motion Design is the practice of of visual storytelling in time based mediums. Students learn how to bring their designs and illustrations to life through motion graphics animation. 

ILLUSTRATION design: course study

There are a lot of professional positions for designers who specialize in Illustration. Students in the Design Department have access to several courses that teach them to illustrate for design. 

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print design narrative: course study

Underclassmen are exposed to print design in the Print Design Narrative course in which they learn analog and digital printmaking techniques.

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photography for design: required course study

Photography for commercial use with a graphic aesthetic is an essential skill for most designers. Loyola students have access to a newly designed elective, engineered toward preparing students for the technical and creative demands of designing via photography.