Graphic Design (BFA)

The program

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design teaches cutting-edge design techniques for print and digital media. We cultivate the creativity to give students the tools they need to render their ideas at a professional level.  

The BFA Graphic Design program includes 78 major credit hours along with 45 hours of the Liberal Arts Core. Courses include: Digital Image, Motion Graphics, the Digital Page, 3D Modeling, Concept and Layout, Interactive Design, and Illustration.

The faculty

Our faculty has over 30 years combined experience as graphic and media designers. We are active designers, and artists who have worked for commercial agencies as well as institutional organizations offering the benefit of a wide variety of experience. We teach the latest digital tools and ideas for new media, but are equally adept at teaching natural media techniques and print design.

The results

Graduates of our program are well prepared for dynamic work opportunities in the world of design. Recent graduates work for design firms, and in-house design departments for companies such as Walmart and Dillard's, or for non-profit organizations such as Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Many work developing web experiences for organizations such as Animation Mentor, while others have found work in game companies on the both coasts. Several graduates work with TV and film companies, and other media-based businesses. Other graduates have their own successful businesses.