Earning a PhD in graphic design demonstrates that you are an authority in your field, and are capable of leading a design team, department, or independent design firm. Doctoral candidates in graphic design may have the opportunity to study topics like global branding and marketing, the history and evolution of graphic design, print and publishing trends, and Web, CAD, 3D, and virtual design.
If you love studying the theory of design, a doctoral program may be for you. Designers with a PhD may pursue careers in education and research, giving their career depth and versatility. Doctoral students usually complete extensive research and a substantial thesis project, which may also serve as a great resume builder when pursing jobs in the business as well as academia.