Graphic Design Learning Opportunities

At MSUM we pride ourselves on providing students with an abundance of learning opportunities, in and outside of the classroom. We value students having the chance to apply what they’ve learned in real-world settings. From being able to design content for small business, non-profits and on-campus offices and organizations, to landing an internship in Fargo-Moorhead or the Twin Cities, the opportunities are nearly endless.

American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA) Dragons builds a community on campus where you’re able to discuss, collaborate and learn about topics in graphic design. You’ll also discover how to develop your personal brand and attend workshops presented by your professors and industry professionals.

Are you interested in living and learning with peers who have similar interests as you? The Art, Art Education, Graphic Design and Graphic Communications Learning Community may be for you. Join this community to strengthen your passion for art, utilize creative collaboration and production skills, build critical analysis abilities and learn from our dedicated, award-winning faculty.

You’ll have the chance to visit local and regional design studios to observe the workplace and learn from graphic design professionals.

MSUM’s student ad agency, Flypaper Creative Services, takes on real projects for area nonprofits and business startups. The organization runs with a professional ad agency model. A team consisting of an account manager, designer, copywriter, PR specialist and social media specialist develops materials for real events on campus and in the community.

The Graphic Design mentorship program focuses on connecting students with MSUM alumni working in Fargo-Moorhead’s graphic design community. You’ll meet with your mentor to conduct mock interviews, review your portfolio, job shadow and get a deeper look into the industry. For more information, contact Tom Anstadt.

Graphic Design majors are required to complete a one-semester internship prior to graduation. With a plethora of local and regional internship opportunities, you are able to gain hands-on experience while finishing their degree. Recent students have interned with the following organizations among dozens of others:

  • Anthem Branding
  • Duffy
  • Hendlin Visual Communications
  • Myriad Mobile
  • Studio Minneapolis
  • Sundog Interactive
  • Super Studio (Flint Communications)