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Bachelor of Fine Art, Emphasis in Graphic Design

Graphic Design Students


The Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design focuses on critical thinking, social research and practices, and professional production combined with a strategic relationship to cultural and historical investigation.

The program is a pre-professional, 4-year program plus an internship, which leads to diverse careers in the design field or graduate study in related disciplines.

About the Program

This program is uniquely defined by the diversity of studio and academic electives for our students. Interwoven with challenging multidisciplinary content in literature, philosophy, technology, business and science are courses that support print and screen based communication, interactive and animated media, and in-depth work with computer software and coding.

An image of different types of student work from the graphic design program hanging in a gallery.


Portfolio Requirements

All B.F.A. programs within the School of Art and Design require each student to formally apply with a portfolio of work. Students wishing to pursue a B.F.A with an emphasis in Graphic Design from WCU will need to submit a portfolio on or before their 75 total credit hour mark.

Student work



The Fall 2020 due date is Friday, September 18th at 5pm.


Students must submit a portfolio digitally via Slide Room

Learn more in BFA Portfolio Guidelines document


The B.F.A program with an emphasis in Graphic Design requires all students to have an internship to graduate.

This requirement strengthens the ability of graduates to excel in competitive professional opportunities.

Student successes working within the design professions after graduation include employment as: graphic designers within design studios, healthcare and marketing, motion designers, animators, IT support technicians, web designers, and interaction designers.



The School of Art and Design within the University is supported by a vibrant artist/designer lecture series including residencies and summer programs.


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