Bachelor of Fine Arts
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.
Average Starting Salary & BGSU Placement Rate
$31,458 — BGSU Graphic Design graduates average starting salary
97% of Graphic Design graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation
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.