B.F.A. or B.A.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design is an intensely focused, professional degree structured to facilitate development of a mature, diverse and competitive portfolio. It prepares students for full participation in the professional design community. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Graphic Design is a liberal arts degree. The B.A. curriculum reduces the concentration in graphic design study in order to allow time for pursuit of a second strong academic interest, and is a good choice for a student considering a double major or a minor in a complementary discipline.
Q. What is a graphic designer?
A. A graphic designer uses language and images to visually communicate a message.
Q. What kind of technology does a graphic designer use?
A. The graphic design industry is solidly Macintosh-based. Students will learn to use programs such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver and Photoshop.
Q. Do I have to be able to draw beautifully?
A. No. Knowing how to draw is a great asset as a graphic designer, but what you really have to be able to do is think visually, have a good sense of spatial organization and sketch well enough to communicate an idea.
Q. How will I know if the program is right for me?
A. If you are a motivated individual who is visually oriented, solid academically and independently minded, you will feel right at home in this program. A graphic designer needs to be receptive, collaborative and interested in the creative and intellectual process as well as the final product.
- Senior Capstone Presentations
Individual design research projects presented to a panel of professional designers.
- Senior Exhibit
A public exhibit showcasing senior design and artwork.
- AIGA St. Louis Student Conference
Participation in the annual design conference, featuring national keynote speakers and student portfolio reviews.