Missouri Western State University’s Department of Art offers a Bachelors of Fine Art (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design. This curriculum is designed to give instruction in graphic design foundations, teach computer skills, and provide advanced courses that are increasingly specific to each student’s area of interest. Students complete classes in typography, print design, illustration, photography, interactive design, and advertising design. Students are required to participate in the Sophomore Review during their second year and enroll in the Capstone class (Graphic Design IV) and Final Portfolio during their final two semesters. Internships, offered in the student’s final year, advance the educational process by extending the curriculum into the business world.
The MWSU Macintosh Computer Art lab is equipped with 18 iMacs with 27-inch monitors, five Mac Pros with 27-inch monitors, five Epson large format inkjet printers, two bed scanners, and a Bienfang 550 Professional mounting press. The lab has the latest in graphic design software, Adobe CC, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere, After Effects, XD, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, Bridge, Acrobat DC, Dimension, Fuse, and Muse.