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Graphic Design students.

B.F.A. in Graphic Design

Graphic Design—Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program

What you’ll learn

The Graphic Design program focuses on sustainability and social impact, while developing a capacity for critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation. Courses will give you the opportunity to study the symbiotic nature of design and culture in local and global communities. Our interdisciplinary approach encourages a comprehensive understanding of the role of design and its relationship to fine art.

Explore topics like:

  • Typography
  • Visual systems
  • Motion
  • Interaction design
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography

Career opportunities 

Many Graphic Design graduates secure positions within design firms nationally and internationally.

Areas of focus include:

  • Corporate, brand, and identity design
  • Package and collateral design
  • Information and interactive design
  • Publication and book design
  • Signage and environmental design
  • Type design

Joining the program

Applicants must meet general University admission guidelines to enroll in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) major. Additionally, a portfolio review is required for admission consideration for the B.F.A. in Graphic Design as well as for talent-based scholarship consideration and transfer admission.

Students planning to apply to a BFA program can learn more about the portfolio requirements and submission via our Portfolio FAQ page.

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Graphic Design faculty

Get to know our faculty who are accomplished designers, artists, and creative researchers with work exhibited around the world. If you’d like more information about the graphic design program, reach out to Professor Mark Franz.

Mark Franz
Area Chair, Graphic Design
franzm@ohio.edu
(740) 593-4288