Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts - BFA

  • Emphasis on conceptual thinking and technical skills
  • Professors who are practicing artists
  • Internships and senior exhibition

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The Graphic Design Program incorporates design history, the study of basic visual elements, conceptual development, research, studio technique, and strategies for problem-solving. Class critiques and discussions are emphasized. Students will explore publication design, package design, corporate identity, architectural graphics, signage and typography. During the senior year, students will apply their knowledge and skills through internships and real design projects. The goal is to provide each student with the environment and support in which to develop a professional visual portfolio.

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Each area of emphasis is supported by superb facilities, many of which are housed in the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts; as you advance through the program, you'll have access to increasingly sophisticated equipment.

Computer resources include AutoCADsoftware, web design, layout applications, and technology for graphic design, photography, illustration, and interior architecture majors. There are also weaving looms and blueprint machines; a photography studio with black and white and color darkrooms and an advanced lighting studio; a ceramic studio equipped for a wide variety of techniques; a foundry with metalworking facilities;and sculpture and painting studios.

The curricular goal is the development of persons with knowledge, technical skills, conceptual abilities and artistic sensitivity within a supportive environment to prepare them for the demanding and competitive design fields.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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