Graphic Design

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design is for those who plan to be practicing artists and want a career in the graphic design field. The program provides broad study in foundation courses, starting with basic exercises in composition, abstraction and communication.

Students gain proficiency with hand skills and computer technology and work intensively using both traditional and state-of-the-practice graphic computer methodologies. In intermediate graphic design courses, students work with posters, page layout and logo design challenges. Students gain technical expertise while learning critical problem-solving skills in upper-level courses. Field trips to design studios, print production sites, and guest lectures by professional designers are part of the curriculum.

The Francis Lockwood Bailey Graphic Design Studio is located in the Sawyer Fine Arts Center. The graphic design facilities feature state-of-the-industry Apple computers with the latest software upgrades, scanners and printers. A second computer lab in Reichhold Hall is equipped with new 24-inch iMac computers along with a scanner, projector and laser printer. Here, video, photography and graphic design students can use specialty programs such as Final Cut and the Adobe Creative Suite to create professional quality projects and gain experience using the programs they will depend on in their careers. Along with all art studios on campus, the graphic design studios are accessible to students 24 hours a day.

Dana Blauss

Dana Blauss

As a designer, I am a firm believer in creating a bold statement.

Brad Breslin

Brad Breslin

My ideas are also very clean, precise, with bold graphic lines and shapes.

Meridyth Burbank

Meridyth Burbank

I will always have art in my life, and be doing some form of art as I continue to grow.

Molly Csere

Molly Csere

Through the use of the Internet and a small knowledge of Photoshop, I became connected to the world of Graphic Design and started to learn, explore, and create.

Michael Fairbank

Michael Fairbank

My artwork is often a combination of geometric shapes and organic figures.

Deanna Finlayson

Deanna Finlayson

Graphic design is a field in which I have developed strong skills and abilities together with a great love and admiration.

Mike Lepore

Mike Lepore

Just as life my life is a unique combination of different experiences and influences, so is the work that I design.

Matt Mahan

Matt Mahan

When I create, my main goal is to illustrate and execute the idea in my head first before putting it down on paper.

Kate Martin

Kate Martin

I am constantly thinking about the project I have at hand shape, color, and line are the three elements that I focus on the most