Graphic Design Degrees and Courses

The graphic design department seeks, by education and example, to instill in students the creative vision, intellectual rigor, technical skill, aesthetic insight, spiritual discernment, and work ethic necessary for the practice of graphic design informed by a Christian worldview. In addition, the department seeks to provide the campus and local community with opportunities for education in and exposure to graphic design.

The Graphic Design Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art (Graphic Design), a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a minor in graphic design.

View Graphic Design Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

Bachelor of Arts in Arts (Graphic Design) (BA): 51 hours to include:

  • 18 hours of foundation courses (ART 120-121, 125, 128, and 130-131)
  • 6 hours of art/design history (GDS 300 and 3 hours from ART 360, 361, 365, 460, or 461)
  • 27 hours of graphic design to include GDS 110, 112, 114, 210, 211, 300, 320, and 440.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (BFA): 78 hours to include:

  • 18 hours of foundation courses (ART 120-121, 125, 128, and 130-131)
  • 12 hours of art/design history and theory (GDS 300, ART 461, PHI 275, and 3 hours from ART 360, 361, 365, or 460)
  • 12 hours of ART studio courses (200-level or above) to include ART 240 and 241
  • 3 hours of BUS 327
  • 33 hours of graphic design to include GDS 110, 112, 114, 210, 211, 310, 320, 412, and 440

Minor in Graphic Design: 18 hours to include ART120 and 130, GDS110, 112, 144, & 210