Art (Graphic Design)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design Track)
This program prepares students to compete successfully on a professional level as they enter the graphic design field. It also prepares students to enter a graduate program for the Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree in the field of graphic design.
The curriculum for the BFA in Graphic Design broadens the student’s abilities in the areas of layout design, use of typography, communication and language skills, use of grid systems in design, and appropriate computer skills needed for the graphic design field. Within the structure of the Graphic Design I-IV courses, students learn basic and advanced skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Within this course structure, their work on formal problems helps to develop layout skills, dedication with discipline, and craftsmanship.
Graphic Design IV is devoted to time management and development of a portfolio. Candidates for the BFA degree are encouraged to take additional courses in photography, marketing/business, Web design, studio problems and creative problems in graphic design, typography, graphic design internship, and problems in art history (graphic design). Through all of this, the graphic design student with a BFA degree should develop a competitive portfolio and be able to find employment within the field or be able to enter into graduate school for an advanced degree.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Graphic Design I||An introduction to design principles as they relate to the graphic design field. Computer emphasis in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.|
|Graphic Design II||Emphasis and problems directed towards grids and grid systems. Language and communication skills integrating the use of type and image are emphasized and continuation of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign are focuses of the course.|
|Graphic Design III||Advanced problems in color, package design, and layout.|
|Graphic Design Internship||Students will do their Graphic Design Internship during their senior year.|
|Typography||The proper application of type as it relates to the printed page, typographical texture, and corporate logos.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Layout Artist
- Magazine Designer
- Book cover Designer
- Art Director
- Logo Designer
- Type Designer
- Freelance Artist
- Photo-editing/Photoshop Artist
- Brand Identity Artist
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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