According to the University of Arkansas, "The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design - often also referred to as visual design, visual communication design or visual communication - will prepare students to be proficient makers and thoughtful problem seekers and solvers in a four-year professional degree program. Students will work seamlessly across a range of media, working to identify appropriate solutions for audience and context. Students will be exposed to a rigorous curriculum covering research, theory, critical thinking, professional practices, conceptual idea-making, all while asking them to formally experiment and refine. The Graphic Design degree focuses on: typography, interactivity, branding and design research, each identified as strongly connected to the design industry, while incorporating the university research initiatives of the University of Arkansas."

Ability to Learn Digital Design Platforms Accurate
Adobe Acrobat Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Flash Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop
Aesthetic Sense Analytical
Arithmetic Assertiveness
Attention to Detail Color Sense
Communication Composition
Computer Confidence
Consultation Creativity
Creative Thinking Critical Thinking
CSS Customer Service
Deadline Management Decision Making
Design Design Strategy
Dreamweaver Establishing Rapport
Estimating Costs Excel
Flash Flexibility
HTML Illustration
Initiative Interpersonal
iWork Keynote Layout
Listening Marketing
Multitasking Negotiation
Networking Organizational
Patience with Customers/Staff Perceptive about Client Needs
Photography Photoshop
Planning PowerPoint
Presentation Printing
Prioritizing Production
Project Management Proofreading
QuarkXpress Sales
Sketching Spacing
Storyboard Creation Strategic Thinking
Teamwork Time Management
Typography Usability
Verbal Communications Vision
Visual Communications Visual Problem Solving
Working Collaboratively Working Independently
Written Communications Writing - community that provides a conference for creative professionals

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