Graphic Design, B.F.A.

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  • Dive into the world of design and art

    Program Highlights

    The graphic design and computer art major provides students with special skills, experiences, and artistic guidance. The program emphasizes graphic design relative to print and digital media. Emphasis is placed on developing creative concepts, learning techniques, and solving problems that will prepare students for future career opportunities. Computer design training will place students at the forefront of technology and prepare them for the future of visual communication.

    Students engage in performance learning by working at least three semesters in our student-run art gallery, Blue Connections, and can also join our student-run media firm, Millikin Creates where they work for clients in the community.

    Popular Courses Include

    • Introduction to Digital Media 
    • Visual Thinking 
    • Typography 
    • Branding and Package Design 
    • Digital Illustration 
    • Computer Art & Design 
    • Printmaking 
    • Beginning Digital Photography 
    • Creative Concepts 
    • Foundations in Web Design/Development 
    • Internship 
    • Portfolio and Professional Development 

    In addition to graphic design coursework, the BFA Graphic Design major requires a foundation of classes in the traditional 2D arts, art history classes, a group Design Showcase, and option for a solo exhibition. Electives are available such as motion graphics animation, interface design and data visualization, character design, commercial photography, cinematography, storytelling, and video production.

    The BFA program is for the student who wants a deep dive into the world of design and visual art.

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