Millersville Design

Interactive and

Graphic Design

The department of Art & Design at Millersville University offers a new degree, a Bachelor of Design (B.Des.), and a new major in Interactive and Graphic Design (pending NASAD approval Fall 2015). This degree and major aim to provide students credentials that more accurately reflect their educational experiences as they have evolved in our existing interactive and graphic design curriculum. Ultimately the new degree will more clearly communicate to employers, what is offered within the program and what professional skills are being acquired by our graduates.

The new identity of our Interactive and Graphic Design curriculum with the B.DES. degree clearly identifies the program with 21st century design education. The courses being offered at Millersville University include experience design, kinetic design, web design, basic coding, interactive design, and traditional graphic design. The B.Des. better reflects pervasive academic research interests, professional field demands, and the recommendation standards from both the American Institute of Graphic Artists (the professional organization for design) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD, the accrediting body for Art and Design). Furthermore, it provides a structural reinforcement of current University and PASSHE goals.


A showcase of student design work


Design Faculty

Professor Jeri Robinson

Professor of Design

Jeri's research interests straddle two completely different worlds due to her love of contemporary technology and the hand crafts.

Professor Nancy Mata

Associate Professor of Design

Nancy Mata's research interests include design fundamentals, typography, interaction, new media design and collaboration through design.

Professor James Pannafino

Associate Professor of Design

James research interests include interactive design fundamentals, interdisciplinary design, interaction, visual storytelling and digital narrative forms.

Other Faculty

Foundation, History and Adjunct Faculty

Throughout the design curriculum students will get a chance to interact with other faculty in the department, including foundation, history and visiting adjuncts.


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