B.F.A. Graphic Design

The Bachelor of Fine Art (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design prepares students with creative knowledge, hands-on experience, and contemporary technical skills to become successful in today’s design industry. You’ll explore and create many different types of design projects, learn the techniques, procedures, and methods of the design process, collaborate with peers, and work closely with faculty members.

As Missouri’s official applied learning institution, students use course content, theories, and skills in a real-world, hands-on setting to support career readiness. Our studio-based courses include advertising design, brand and identity design, digital illustration and photography, graphic design, print design, motion graphics, typographic design, user experience (UX) design, user interface (UI) design, and front-end development.

Students also participate in a Sophomore Review during their second year and enroll in a capstone class (Graphic Design IV) and Final Portfolio during their final two semesters. Our program also offers advanced courses, an assortment of electives, and internship opportunities during the final year.

Our Mac lab is equipped with:

  • 24 iMacs with 27-inch monitors
  • 5 Epson large format inkjet printers
  • 2 Microtec large bed scanners
  • 1 Bienfang 550 Professional mounting press
  • 1 Laser printer & 1 Projection screen

Our Mac and PC labs are accessible throughout the week, and available exclusively for School of Fine Arts students. Specialized software is included, such as Adobe Dimension, Adobe Substance 3D Painter, Figma Design, Microsoft Visual Studio (VS) Code, and Trimble SketchUp. Both labs provide the latest Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) software, including:

After Effects InDesign
Acrobat Pro Lightroom
Express Photoshop
Firefly Premiere Pro
Illustrator Premiere Rush