The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in graphic design provides the most credit intensive — and therefore most extensive — course of study for students who intend to pursue professional careers and/or graduate school in the graphic design field. Through applied design experiences in a range of media and contexts, coupled with in-depth independent projects and complementary learning about studio art, art history and professional practices, this degree enables the development of versatile creative and critical thinking skills that can be applied in many professions.
For more explanation, please see the description of the graphic design program.
Students in this major will:
- Comprehend, apply and synthesize conceptual, formal and technical attributes in their visual communication solutions.
- Develop creative, informed and appropriate visual responses to communication problems.
- Engage actively and reflectively in design processes such as research, analysis, idea generation, iteration and evaluation.
- Communicate and interact effectively with peers, clients and internship supervisors.
- Demonstrate professional standards for craft, exhibition and presentation.
- Develop portfolios that demonstrate breadth, depth and entry-level competency in design.