Student Resources


  1. Please View our PSU Graphic Design Guide 2017/2018 (pictured below), which has an overview of all of our course requirements and programs, as well as recommendations on where to look at design, read about it, and participate.
  2. The PSU Course Planning Guide shows when certain classes are offered during the year and is beneficial when planning your long term schedule.
  3. To enroll in 300-level graphic design courses, all students must submit a portfolio of work for evaluation and approval as part of this Graphic Design Sophomore Review.
  4. Professor Hines created the PSUGD BFA Graduation Requirements Planner to help you map your schedule throughout your whole time at PSU. Print and fill in with a pencil so you can make changes as you go! Our BFA degree is new as of the 2017-2018 school year. If you are a current BA/BA student you can find your Graduation Requirements Planner here.

New and transfer students, if you need assistance with general advising, please make an appointment with one of our College of the Arts advisors.

Returning students, if you need assistance with specific graphic design advising, please make an appointment with one of our full-time professors, Lis Charman, Kate Bingaman Burt, Briar Levit, Thom Hines, Meredith James or Stephen Lee

Download the PSUGD 2017/2018 Guide HERE!



Printing on Campus

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Green Room printing Lab
Your best bet for printing on campus is the the Green Room in the Art Annex. There’s a great inkjet that prints up to A2 sized sheets. You can also use the laser printer there for critiques (though it’s not good enough for final prints).

Neuberger Computer lab is another option. Below is the list of equipment available. You generally  need to use the paper they have, which can be limiting, but when you need prints for class, this lab offers affordable printing in color and black and white of 8.5×11 and 11×17. They also do over-sized inkjet printing, that is of good quality.

The Media Arts Center (MAC Lab)
Neuberger Hall Rm. 251
Phone: 503-725-3346
Equipment: Power Macintosh G4 computers running Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther) with 640MB to 768MB RAM, 40GB or 60GB hard drives, 21″ or 19″ color displays, a number of high-quality scanners, a number of high-quality color printers, and a high-resolution projection and audio system. Epson 4000/4800 professional ink jet printers, Xerox 7750 color laser printer, Canon iPF8100 large format printer.

Print credits
You need to purchase print credits to pay to use the printing labs. You can purchase those, here.

Riso Room 
The School of Art + Design owns a Risograph for use by students and faculty. It’s located in the Green Room lab and has limited hours, so check the Riso Room page for details.


Job Opportunities

Please check out our constantly updated list of jobs, internships and competitions! Apply, Enter! Win! —> Student Opportunities !