Graphic Design BFA
The Graphic Design BFA program is a four-year curriculum designed to prepare students to be critical thinkers and effective visual communicators and to succeed as working professionals in the design community. Graduates learn to conceptualize and synthesize information and use design to construct meaningful dialogue. Courses are focused on the principles of design, composition, typography, branding, media design, design systems, and semiotics. Topics are presented in the light of a gospel setting, with an emphasis on design practice that is positive, authentic, expansive, enlightening, and charitable.
Cultural Change, Context and Audience
Students will be able to recognize design as a catalyst for positive cultural change and consider the importance of context, audience, and history in their work.
Students will be able to create strong, conceptual work which is informed by research, design thinking, and their own personal voice.
Students will be able to create dynamic visual communications which utilize effective composition, typography, and visual form.
Students will be able to exhibit a professional work ethic, demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively, and present themselves professionally through a well-designed portfolio and effective written and oral communication.
Students will be able to choose sustainable methods of working that anticipate the economic, environmental, ethical, moral, spiritual, and cross-cultural impact of their design.
Students will be able to create design solutions across multiple mediums, including print, interactive media, and film.