BFA Graphic Design

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About the Program

This course of study is recommended for students interested in a career as a professional graphic designer or looking for a solid undergraduate experience that is essential for acceptance into graduate school. Graphic designers work collaboratively with advertising agencies, publishing houses and the printing industry to produce visual ideas that educate, inform, motivate or market products and services for business and/or corporate clients.

What Makes the Program Distinctive?

This program is continuously revamped to match the growing trends and expectations of the modern creative professional and is supported with the latest hardware and software. Courses are taught based on real-world applicable projects with an emphasis on creative problem solving and exploration. For the past seven years, 100% of the C-SC students that graduated with a graphic design degree are hired in their field. 

Beyond the Classroom

Student Run Clubs: Art Club, National and Missouri Art Education Association, AIGA Student Group
Honor Societies: Kappa Pi
Professional Experiences: All majors are required to complete an internship.
Travel-Study Courses: The Arts Abroad course to Europe is offered every 2 years.
Service Learning: Kappa Pi (each student does 20 hours of volunteer work)
Creative Expression: Students are encouraged to enter work in student and professional art shows, accept commissions and complete a major body of work in the Art & Design Senior Capstone course.

After C-SC

Design Firms
In-house design for a business or non-profit
Web Development
Multimedia Agencies
Public Relations
Publishing Houses (newspapers, magazines)
Freelance Design

C-SC Rranked #1 in Missouri as Best College for Employment according to Zippia, Inc.

“Culver-Stockton College’s Graphic Design program gave me the push in the right direction that I needed in order to kick-start my career. At the end of my last semester I felt prepared to enter the highly competitive field as a promising designer.”
–Alex Martin ’16


Can you minor in this program?

Emphasis within the major:
Instilling best practices in design, promoting creative exploration and empowered independent usage of technology and building the tools to become a creative problem solver.

Popular second major:
Marketing, Business, Public Relations, Communications


Portfolio Review
Gallery & Venues
Choirs & Bands
Guest Artists

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Schedule A Visit

For more information, contact:
Debra Myers, M.F.A.
Chair, Art & Design Department
Senior Lecturer in Art
Curator of Mabee Art Gallery
Phone: 573-288-6316


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