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Graphic Design

As a creative discipline, Graphic Design is primarily concerned with visual communication. Our responsibility as designers is to determine how to effectively posture messages, and to create expressive and efficient visual systems for the communication of information, especially as it increases in complexity. In order to do this, designers must have a broad base of knowledge, including a comprehensive understanding of visual design principles, problem-solving methods, conceptual thinking, image-making, typography, organizational structures, and critical thinking. Our process-oriented curriculum engages students in the exploration of visual communication strategies and techniques across a variety of media and is designed to prepare students to enter the field as nationally-competitive creative professionals.

BFA in Graphic Design

Students who wish to enroll in the new BFA in Graphic Design program must meet with a College of Fine Arts Advisor to declare the major.

- Curriculum and Sample Four-Year Plan

- First Year Advancement

To advance to the second-year level of the program, first-year Graphic Design majors must apply by portfolio.

- First Year Advancement Policy

Students seeking to begin their second year in Fall 2024 must submit a portfolio application between March 25 - 29, 2024. Here are guidelines and submission instructions.

- Second Year Review

To advance to the third-year level of the program, all second-year Graphic Design majors must pass Second Year Review.

- Second Year Review Policy

Students completing their second year in Spring 2024 will be provided with specific guidelines and submission instructions near the beginning of the Spring 2024 semester.


- Carol Sogard - Professor, Graphic Design Head
- Dan Evans - Associate Professor
- Henry Becker - Assistant Professor
- Michelle Peterein - Assistant Professor (lecturer)
- Zak Jensen - Assistant Professor (lecturer)
- Ray Morales - Professor Emeritus

Additional Faculty

- Courtney Blair
- Jaimee Christensen
- Kent Christensen
- Matt Nieuwland
- Kevin Perry
- Randall Smith
- Amy Thompson