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Graphic + Interactive Design

Program Overview

The Graphic + Interactive Design program at Youngstown State University prepares students for a multitude of career paths. Building upon a rock-solid foundation in visual design, our students hone their skills in everything from package design to web and interactive media design. Graduates of our program are Emmy® Award-winning designers, creative directors, UX designers, marketing specialists, business owners, and more—reinventing visual communication and interaction for organizations across the globe.


Full access to industry-standard equipment and design software, such as large display iMacs and the Adobe Creative Suite


opportunities for
course credit


Live in our collaborative Living Learning Community (LLC)


Experiential learning

Design spaces that support creative development


Graphic + Interactive Design (GID) students work in collaborative workspaces dedicated to design instruction, inspiration, and critique. As a GID student, you’ll have stationary access to the cutting-edge technology and equipment you’ll need to thrive, including Mac workstations and peripherals, the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, access to large format printers, and more tools that augment your development as a designer.

Dynamic degree programs


Logo + Branding Design

Package Design

Typeface Design

Graphic Design Internship

Publication Design

Interactive Design

Print Design 1 & 2

Typography 1 & 2

Senior Project

Fundamentals of 2D Design

Print Design 1

Typography 1

Interactive Design 1

Print Design 2 OR

Interactive Design 2



In-state tuition


Out-of-state tuition


Academic Scholarships


•3.0 GPA/ACT 19 or SAT 990:

$1,000 annually

•3.0 GPA/ACT 22 or SAT 1110:

$2,000 annually

•3.5 GPA/ACT 25 or SAT 1220:

$3,000 annually

•3.0 GPA/ACT 27 or SAT 1290:

$4,000 annually

Additional Information:

YSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship


Art Scholarships


Incoming students to the Department of Art may apply for additional scholarships here. These scholarships supplement other YSU awards as well as any additional financial aid. Each academic year, Department of Art students may apply for


To search for art-based scholarships,visit:

YSU Scholarship Search

Alumni success

Our Graphic + Interactive Design alumni include Emmy® Award winners who work locally, regionally, and nationally for organizations that touch every aspect of our lives. Some of these organizations include, The Walt Disney Company, Meta (Facebook), Southwest Airlines, CVS, Converse, and many more. In the ever-growing field of Graphic + Interactive Design, the possibilities are endless—YSU's Department of Art will help you define your journey.

Ready to apply?

Contact Admissions

877.468.6978 (Toll Free)
330.941.2000 (Phone)
330.941.3674 (Fax)

Apply now 

Want to learn more?

Contact Stephanie Waltman,
Program Coordinator

330-941-2346 (Phone)
330.941.2341 (Fax)

Schedule a meeting 

Application deadline


Fall 2023

application deadline is

August 1, 2023