The graphic design program is an award-winning, dynamic program in the School of Art that leads to the professional degree of a Bachelor of fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design. Students gain the necessary skills and experiences that are desired by corporations, product manufacturers, advertising and in-house agencies, design firms and emerging technologies' industries.
At BGSU, graphic design students experience the exclusivity of a private art academy, yet enjoy the affordability of a public university.
The graphic design curricula merges design ideologies and research with appropriate aesthetic and communication methods in typography, design history and theory, information graphics, interactive design, systems-based design, emerging media, community engagement, design thinking and creative placemaking.
Internships and Careers
All graphic design students must complete an internship with a focus of providing real-world experience. The program positions students for successful internships and design careers with organizations such as Nike, Uber, Thirst, Owens Corning, Sarankco and Organizing for America.
Go Far in your career
- Art directors
- Brand managers
- Graphic Designer
- Creative Directors
- Project Mangers
- In-House Designers
- Social Media Content Creator
A portfolio review is not done at the time of admission, but instead, is done at the end of the first year for placement in the BFA degree program.