The Graphic Design program is part of the School of Art in the BGSU College of Arts and Sciences.   

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graphic Design

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.

Quality classroom experiences

With a 14:1 faculty-to-student ratio, graphic design students receive close faculty attention in progressive digital lab facilities, making spaces and galleries.
Through the program’s practical and theoretical approach, students are taught and trained to be mindful professionals and socio-politically aware stewards for the profession and the world. When they graduate they are visualizers, collaborators and leaders who are prepared to work in careers that help make sense of the information that surrounds us daily.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Typography
  • 3D Design
  • Histories and Theories of Design for Social Impact
  • Time-Based Design


BGSU Graphic Design graduates average starting salary


of graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation


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.

Graphic design faculty are regionally, nationally and internationally recognized professionals with a variety of expertise in typography, design history, information graphics, interactive design, emerging media, community engagement.

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
  • Illustrators
  • Project Mangers
  • In-House Designers
  • Social Media Content Creator

The BGSU School of Art is one of the largest state art schools in Ohio.

Admissions Information

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.

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The Graphic Design program is part of the School of Art in the BGSU College of Arts and Sciences.