Graphic Design

Check out the artwork created by Missouri Western State University’s Bachelors of Fine Art (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design students.

This curriculum of our program 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 Mac lab is equipped with:

  • 18 iMacs with 27-inch monitors
  • 5 Mac Pro computers 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

The lab has the latest in graphic design software, Adobe Creative Cloud Collection, which includes After Effects, Animate (Flash), Acrobat DC, Brackets, Bridge, Dimension, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, and XD. Special software, such as Sketch is also included.