BFA Graphic Design
About the Program
This course of study is recommended for students interested in a career as a professional graphic designer or looking for a solid undergraduate experience that is essential for acceptance into graduate school. Graphic designers work collaboratively with advertising agencies, publishing houses and the printing industry to produce visual ideas that educate, inform, motivate or market products and services for business and/or corporate clients.
What Makes the Program Distinctive?
This program is continuously revamped to match the growing trends and expectations of the modern creative professional and is supported with the latest hardware and software. Courses are taught based on real-world applicable projects with an emphasis on creative problem solving and exploration.
Beyond the Classroom
Student Run Clubs: Art Club, National and Missouri Art Education Association, AIGA Student Group
Honor Societies: Kappa Pi
Professional Experiences: All majors are required to complete an internship.
Travel-Study Courses: The Arts Abroad course to Europe is offered every 2 years.
Service Learning: Kappa Pi (each student does 20 hours of volunteer work)
Creative Expression: Students are encouraged to enter work in student and professional art shows, accept commissions and complete a major body of work in the Art & Design Senior Capstone course.
In-house design for a business or non-profit
Publishing Houses (newspapers, magazines)
AT A GLANCE
Can you minor in this program?
Emphasis within the major:
Instilling best practices in design, promoting creative exploration and empowered independent usage of technology and building the tools to become a creative problem solver.
Popular second major:
Marketing, Business, Public Relations, Communications
Gallery & Venues
Choirs & Bands
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Get to know our Faculty
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For more information, contact:
Gary Meacher, M.F.A.
Chair, Art & Design Department
Assistant Professor of Art & Design