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We mold, equip and grow students to become conscientious and dynamic design leaders that empower innovation and provide lasting positive impact through design solutions that engage our communities and our world.

The Graphic Design minor (18 credits) is designed to introduce students to the field of graphic design and achieve the highest possible level of professional preparedness. By offering a focused study in Graphic Design, our students are prepared to tackle the challenges that await in a global workspace and aid in our mission to be a truly great Christian university known for outstanding education in Design.


ART 101 – Ideation/Interpretation 1
DES 101 – Design Fundamentals
DES 201 – User Experience Design
DES 202 – Typography
DES 251 – Making Meaning
DES 301 – Form and Function


Along with amazing facilities to help foster your growth as an emerging designer, we also provide access to AIGA, the American Institute of Graphic Arts. AIGA is the oldest governing body of professional design standards in America. Our intensely active student group prepares professional studio visits, workshops, travel experiences, and professional networking opportunities. Visit the AIGA website to learn more, and follow us on Instagram!

Lastly, to be fully prepared we recommend and help place our students into both service oriented and professional internships. These typically take place during the Junior and Senior year! Take a look here to learn more!


Never before has there been a need for quality design. As a graphic design major, your portfolio, experience and know-how will land you exciting careers such as:

– Graphic Designer
– Art Director
– Creative Director
– Design Strategist

– Publication Designer
– Design Consultant
– Publication Designer
– Information Designer

– Brand Manager
– Web Designer
– UX Designer
– Production Designer


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