Graphic Design – Program Features
Maryville offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in graphic design, an intensely focused, professional degree that prepares students for a career in the field of communication design. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) curriculum reduces the number of graphic design course requirements allowing the student to pursue a double major or a minor in another discipline.
Graduating seniors work on a yearlong capstone project, presenting their final work to a panel of professional designers. Their work is then showcased in a public exhibition.
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) is a national organization made up of nearly 25,000 professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. Maryville has the largest AIGA student chapter in the state of Missouri with numerous opportunities to interact with design professionals throughout the region. AIGA sponsors an annual student conference featuring portfolio exhibitions and reviews by local designers.