Graphic Design Program, Bachelor of Fine Arts, St. Louis | Maryville University

BACHELOR’S IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

BACHELOR’S IN
GRAPHIC DESIGN

GRAPHIC DESIGN

 
Harness the Power
of Design.
Harness the Power of Design.

Graphic design can promote ideas, create awareness, and even change the way we see the world.

Maryville University offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design—an intensely focused, professional degree that prepares students for a career in the field of communication design.

Students begin by gaining foundational knowledge in graphic design basics, and work toward a year-long capstone project during their senior year.Maryville’s Graphic Design degree program has strong ties to the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), with one of the most active and engaged AIGA student chapters among graphic design schools in Missouri.

 

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WHY MARYVILLE

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Maryville students posing with design picked by culture center

Graphic design majors at Maryville worked with the Chinese Education and Culture Center to design a new logo for the facility. The board chose a design by seniors Courtney Ferguson and Casey McDonough, who used the distinctive China Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo as inspiration.

PROFESSIONAL
PARTNERSHIPS

students in graphic design lab with professor

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. In addition, our graphic design students land internships at some of the St. Louis region’s top corporations and even national organizations including:

Disney
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• Abstrakt Marketing Group
• Arch Apparel

 

 

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THE BIG PICTURE

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, companies are continuing to increase their digital presence, requiring graphic designers to help create visually appealing and effective layouts of websites which is driving the growth of graphic design jobs.

SALARY

TOP 10%

$83,140

dollar sign graphic

MEDIAN

$48,700


JOB GROWTH

4%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

11,100 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

in this field:

18
%
SELF-EMPLOYED
11
%
DESIGN SERVICES
  8
%
ADVERTISING
  7
%
PRINTING

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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With a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Maryville, you’ll be able to inspire new ideas or catch someone’s eye using the principles of art and design.
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