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Graphic Design at BDS

Curriculum created for the needs of the modern student.

The Graphic Design/Interactive Media Production (GD/IMP) Program at Baltimore Design School is a three-year CTE program that exposes students to all forms of digital art with an explicit focus on graphic design. From sophomore to senior year, students learn a variety of Adobe software, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro, and will soon expand to include Flash, After Effects, and InDesign.

Graphic Design 101

Typography example

Typography is the art of using typefaces to communicate. The technique of arranging type is an essential skill of a designer.

Tone and Texture
Tone and Texture

Tone refers to shading of light and dark on an object. Texture is generally visual, but also refers to the surface quality or feel of an object.

Baltimore Design School graphic design students learn about CMYK

Full-color printing, also called “4-color process,” uses Cyan (C), Magenta (M), Yellow (Y), and Black (K) inks to create the colors we see in print.

A Day in the Life

What does a graphic designer do?

Graphic designers create visual concepts–by hand or using computer software–to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate people.


Sales and marketing products

Graphic designers work closely with professionals in advertising and promotions, public relations, and marketing to create advertisements, brochures, magazines, and websites.

Baltimore Design School graphic design students learn about sales and marketing products
Baltimore Design School students learn the latest design software

Stay current with computer graphics and design software

Graphic designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of web screens and printed pages.


Determine the message the design should portray

Graphic designers develop graphics and visual images that identify a product or convey a message.

Baltimore Design School graphic design students learn how to develop graphics that identify a product or convey a message

Is graphic design the program for you?

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