Graphic Design Department
Major: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Gigi Turner, Chair
The graphic design program teaches students how to use the elements and principles of art to solve problems for clients. Belhaven encourages its students to go beyond the basics and use their graphic design degree for the benefit of the kingdom. Experienced faculty help students cultivate critical thinking about design issues, define industry best practices, and offer visual problem-solving methodologies.
Among graphic design colleges, Belhaven stands out with its practical approach to the fundamentals of visual communication. Coursework for graphic design majors includes independent projects that contribute to the body of research and art making.
Courses lead to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.
What will I study?
- Drawing and Design Courses
- Computer Graphics Courses using Adobe Creative Suite
- Web Design using HTML & CSS
- Print Design and Layout
- Graphic Design History
- Studio Courses, with application to real-world projects
- Digital Imaging/Animation
- Portfolio courses
What can I do with a graphic design degree?
- Art Director or Graphic Designer (for an advertising, marketing and or publishing company)
- Web Design
- Branding and visual strategy
- Printing technician or production artist
- Specialized design (animation, set design, textile design)
With a degree in graphic design, students can pursue opportunities such as:
- Graphic Design clubs
- Job shadowing
- Design liaison for independent projects
- Production design
- Hands-on account and client relations
- Presentation and interviewing experience
- Participation in graphic design workshops
- Professional speakers
- Involvement in the annual student graphic design gallery show
- Student award show opportunities
What are Belhaven University graphic design graduates doing now?
- Graphic design for small and large market ad agencies
- Freelance/Independent graphic design
- Design and branding for corporations
- Apparel design
- Handcrafted toy design
- Web design and programming
- Design work for missions
- Graduate school
Graphic Arts Department, Box 288
1500 Peachtree St.
Jackson, MS 39202