October 29, 2009: In the fall of 2010, Belhaven College will build on its strong Christian arts curriculum by adding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design to the undergraduate degree program, with emphases in Digital and Print Media or Web and Interactive Media. The Graphic Design program purpose is to enhance any student professional, design, and artistic skills through course work with intensive theory and practice, practical real world experiences in studio practicum, and professional internships.

Mr. Kris Dietrich will be the chair of this new department and major, and he is already passionate about this program. He says, "It is through the dynamic integration of Art, Design, and Technology that we will develop passionate, relevant, and strong graphic designers. This, on top of the foundation of a Christian worldview, will set our students apart from the crowd and prepare them to influence the culture in whatever field God calls them."

As one of only 30 schools in the US nationally accredited in the four primary arts (visual arts, dance, music, and theatre), the addition of a graphic design major is a natural complement to the entire School of the Arts. Students who are interested in studying graphic design at Belhaven should contact the Admission office: 800-960-5940 or admission@belhaven.edu.