Graphic Design

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The BA in Graphic Design is a liberal arts degree, suitable for those students who wish to pursue Graphic Design as a professional practice, and those students who wish to continue their work in graduate school. The program is designed to provide the student with a well-rounded grasp of the field of Graphic Design, the processes and skills it entails, and a broad education throughout the university to promote the standards of liberal arts.

After students graduate they often choose to work at design companies, non-profit organizations, and public service departments. Other students choose to pursue advanced degrees or start their own businesses.

Here are some additional features that distinguish the Kansas Wesleyan University Graphic Design experience:

Student to Faculty Ratio: A 19 to 1 ratio results in more student faculty interaction inside and outside the classroom.

Mac Lab: Students will have permanent access to the Mac Lab with a University ID card and password. The Lab has state of the art facilities including the following

  • 19 networked Macs
  • Individual secure access to a public shared network to store and back up work
  • Professional production software for publication editing, design and desktop publishing courses
  • Scanners, 2 ink-jet printers, a color laser printer and an Epson large format printer
  • Idea Paint-boundless dry erase canvas
  • Remote Desktop Technology allows for hands on teaching and group screen projection for preliminary critiques without a need to print.

Additional Labs: There is an additional room with 4 computer stations dedicated to the newspaper and yearbook team in the Fine Arts Building. Two more PC labs on campus are equipped with the Adobe Creative Suite software as well as the University Library.

Multimedia and Broadcast Laboratories: Two fully-equipped digital color studios are present on campus that provide video editing suites, audio studios, computer graphics platforms, digital video effects, advanced interactive digital equipment, audio and video field equipment, a radio station and TV, green screen, studio lighting and backdrop space and kits.

Service Work: Opportunities exist to complete graphic design projects for real clients which may result in more practical experience as well as stronger professional networks, references, resumes and portfolios.

Electives Choices: Business, media production, media management, journalism, film, audio and video reporting and anchoring, publications, advertising, photography, illustration, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Professional Organizations: Students are introduced to the design communities, AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists) and the Art Directors Club, which are two of the most prestigious design organizations in the country.

Internships: The department offers additional internship opportunities for students. Our faculty, which numbers over 100, hires many of our student designers.