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Graphic Design

The graphic design emphasis area delivers a comprehensive professional education in the study and practice of visual communication design. Education in design theory and practice prepares students to become leaders in the various disciplines that constitute today's design profession. Graphic design students receive training in collaboration, innovation, theory, professional practice, technical competence, history, creative processes and sustainability. This competitive program culminates in the creation of a professional portfolio that helps our alumni get jobs in prestigious national and international design studios and advertising agencies.

Graphic design BFA four year plan

Graphic design BFA application - Due date is Friday December 13, 2019

BFA Review Process


a. Pick up a Graphic Design BFA review application from the Art + Design (A+D) Office. Read the form carefully to make sure you qualify (have completed or are enrolled in the necessary classes.)
b. Print an unofficial copy of your transcripts.
c. Assemble a Portfolio binder (approx. 10 x 11.5 inches) that includes your name on the cover.
Inside include:
1) your completed BFA application
2) current transcripts
3) work examples from all your classes required to apply for the BFA
Note: Print all materials on 8.5 x 11 paper inserted into protective plastic sleeves. You may photograph large works and reduce them to fit the format.
d. Deliver your completed portfolio with application to FAV 213e between 9:00 A.M. and 9:45 A.M., Friday, December 13. If you can’t deliver your portfolio in person, please arrange for a friend to drop it off. Portfolios will be available for retrieval after 3 P.M., Friday, December 13 in the 213 suite of classes common area.
Note: The art work you submit for review must be your best and must be representative of the classes required to apply for the BFA review. If the work is 3D, please provide a photograph.
Work from Art 2400 Intro to Graphic Design will be given strongest scrutiny.
e. Deliver a digital PDF of your work examples via USB drive to Tori Moss in the Art and Design office between 9:00 A.M. and 9:45 A.M., Friday, December 13.

Notification of Acceptance

Candidates will be notified regarding acceptance via email by 3:30 PM Friday, December 13. Please make sure that your email is correct and legible on the application form. If you are not accepted, please see your current graphic design instructor or CCA advisor for guidance.

Graphic Design Faculty:

Dave Smellie - Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Mike Daines - Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Bob Winward  - Professor of Graphic Design