Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA):
Graphic Design



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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design prepares you for careers in today’s creative and innovative society. You are challenged to think critically and visually, generating successful solutions to commercial, cultural, global, and social communication problems. Visual communication solutions typically include:
  •       Complex identity and branding systems
  •       Publications and layout
  •       Motion sequences
  •       Advertising
  •       Retail products
  •       Architectural signage
  •       Information structures
  •       Websites

Along with your B.F.A Graphic Design coursework, you will focus on professional opportunities and practical experience, building a portfolio that will enable you to enter the industry. At our state-of-the-art Georgia graphic design school, you get access to several Mac computer labs, photo shooting room with green screens, SLR digital cameras, plotters and printers–all housed in the Visual Arts Building.

From Concept to Delivery

Georgia Southern University is the only institution in the Southeast to offer dual degree programs in Graphic Design and Graphic Communications Management. Therefore, our students have an option in majoring in one degree while minoring in the other for a full scope of the design and production process — making our graduates uniquely marketable.

Students pursuing a Graphic Design B.F.A. are required to complete theFoundations Program before starting their degree coursework. This exciting first year provides an intellectually rigorous, studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design. Students work through a series of learning experiences designed to address traditional, interdisciplinary, and innovative approaches to the technical and conceptual practices.

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Career Outlook
Employment of graphic designers is expected to grow 13 percent, as fast as the average for all occupations from 2008 – 2018, as demand for graphic design continues to increase from advertisers and computer design firms. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011)
With the increased use of the Internet, designers will be needed to create designs and images for portable devices, websites, electronic publications, and video entertainment media. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012)
There are 191,550 graphic designers practicing nationwide. (U.S. Department of Labor).
Types of Jobs
Graphic Designer
Advertising, Promotions, and Market Manager
Art Director
Desktop Publisher
Font Designer
Technical Writers/Communicator
Creative Director
Production Manager
Graphical User Interface Designer
Interface Designer
Web Designer
Design Director
Billboard Designer
Corporate Identity Designer
Display Designer
Exhibition Designer
Fashion Designer
Floor Covering Designer
Greeting Card Designer
Logo Designer
Magazine Layout Designer
Design Sets for Theater & Film
Stained Glass Designer
Textile Designer
Toy Designer
Typography Designer
Graphic Design Faculty


Student Work: Graphic Design


Last updated: 3/1/2016

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