Graphic Design


The Graphic Design major at Northeastern focuses on the ability to create and compose visual and verbal components to construct meaning in diverse knowledge fields. An intensive studio-based program, the curriculum balances design history and theory with studio projects in both dynamic and static media to provide a broad understanding of the principles of perception and communication.

Department Website

Graphic Design Department

Job Titles

Brand Identity Designer Multimedia Designer
Communications Specialist Photo Editing
Computer Graphics Photographer
Creative Art Director in Media Prepress Technician
Graphic Artist Publications Designer
Layout Artist Technical Illustrator
Logo Designer Web Designer

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.


Advertising Agencies Graphic Design Firms
Art Publications Magazines
Book Publisher Museums
Colleges/Universities Photography Studios
Film Companies Theater Companies


These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Communications Intern
  • Design Intern
  • Fashion PR Intern
  • Graphic Design Intern

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.


For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


The following resources include websites and various resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Career & Job Websites

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: