About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts &
The creative heart of Drexel University, the Antoinette Westphal
College of Media Arts & Design trains the next generation of
scholars, thinkers, makers, and doers in the fields of media,
entertainment, design, and the visual and performing arts. Westphal
offers 18 undergraduate and nine graduate majors, housed in
award-winning facilities that encourage collaboration across
creative disciplines. At Westphal, we reimagine the role of design,
media, and the arts in building a better future. Our programs
challenge students to center sustainability, access, and equity in
their approaches to art, fashion, architecture, gaming,
entertainment, and scholarship. Through experiential learning,
studio-based curriculum, and Drexel’s widely-recognized Cooperative
Education program (co-op), our students are uniquely positioned to
face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the
About the Program
The Graphic Design program provides a balance of theory and
practice in rigorous design study enhanced by general education
coursework in the humanities, art history, and the physical and
social sciences. Students learn to conceptualize, visualize, and
realize visual communications through the rigor of project-based
exploration and experimentation based on the formal foundations of
typography, image-making, storytelling, aesthetics, and critical
thinking. The curriculum enables students to develop a
sophisticated approach to creative problem-solving and analysis; to
effectively communicate through excellence in typography and
image-making; and to have an immersion in all aspects of visual
communication and experience: brand identity, dynamic and
time-based media environments, data visualization and experiential
and spatial design.
Students acquire ease and fluency working within and between
dynamic digital and two- and three-dimensional media.
Adjunct faculty may teach 1 to 2 courses per semester. The
candidate will be capable of teaching various levels of the
undergraduate program, be proficient in traditional techniques, and
have a broad understanding of new approaches to Graphic Design. The
program’s interdisciplinary nature requires that faculty maintain
an active professional practice and meaningfully contribute to
various areas. Adjunct faculty are responsible for effectively
teaching students in the assigned classroom or remote settings.
Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively
implementing the mission of the Department of Design.
Responsibilities may include teaching during the day or evening,
with the potential for online only, in-person only, or a
combination of both.
- Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on
- Teach studio, lecture, and/or practicum courses per their
- Plan and provide instructional experiences that reflect an
understanding of the program’s philosophy, objectives, and
- Evaluate student achievement of curricular
- Maintain communication with the program director regarding any
course or student issues.
- Perform other similar duties as assigned.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related
- Minimum 3 years of professional experience.
- Ability to teach evenings and/or weekends as assigned.
- Digital experience designer.
- Experience with UX/ UI design principles, mobile app design,
and digital magazine layout experience. Additional skillsets would
Figma, and basic animation principles.
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator,
InDesign, After Effects)
- Experience with 2D Design, Typography, Environmental Design,
Branding, and Packaging.
University City, Philadelphia, PA
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter that
indicates your strong areas of expertise when submitting your
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