The BFA-Graphic Design program teaches students processes to identify and solve visual communication problems in a variety of contexts, investigate conceptual and technical applications for creating and disseminating visual communication, and integrate print and digital practices to create effective user-driven communication. Project work is grounded in visual concepts, form, and research to use, create and integrate symbols, typography and imagery for applications including system, identity and information design; package design; user experience; motion graphics; web design; and interactive design. This program requires 6 credits of internship, so students graduate having completed 1-2 work experiences. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design is recognized by both the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) and The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) as the degree for entry-level professional practice and growth as a graphic designer. There is a track available for students who transfer in with a completed AFA to complete this program in four semesters.
College of Liberal Arts
What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?
High School / GED
Analyze works of art/design perceptively and to evaluate them critically.
Demonstrate competence by the development of a body of work for evaluation in the major area of study.
Demonstrate functional competency with principles of visual organization, including the ability to work with visual elements in two and three dimensions; color theory and its applications; and drawing.
Demonstrates perceptual acuity, conceptual understanding and technical facility at a professional entry level in their chosen field(s).
Demonstrate working knowledge of technologies and equipment applicable to their area(s) of specialization.
Place works of art/design in historical, cultural and stylistic contexts.
Work independently on a variety of art and/or design problems by combining, as appropriate to the issue, their capabilities in studio, analysis, history and technology.