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EIU Department of Art + Design

Graphic Design

A DEGREE ROOTED
IN ART AND CREATIVITY
THAT PREPARES YOU
TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER
IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
  

 

 

The BA or BFA in Art (Graphic Design Option) allows you to grow creatively while developing advanced artistic and technical skills in contemporary visual communication. You'll demonstrate and practice conceptual and practical skills through hands-on explorations in various print applications, web design, motion graphics, animation, video, photography, and typography.

 

Professional skills culminate in a comprehensive creative visual portfolio in contemporary media that prepares you for direct entry into visual communications/graphic design positions upon graduation.

 

Our new transfer-ready, 54-credit BA in Graphic Design — for a 2+2 experience and a creative professional degree in visual commuciation design — is now offered.
Review new BA (54 credits) in Graphic Design >>

Review revised BFA (78 credits) in Graphic Design >>

 

And our new 18-credit Minor in Graphic Design is now offered >>


Graphic design students

 

"Everything from the inspirational faculty to the refreshing, creative space and tools of Doudna Fine Arts Center has allowed me to start and progress my career in graphic design."
—Adam Limanowski, Art Director at LLT-Group,
BFA Graphic Design '13

 

"Coming to Eastern as an adult re-entry student was one of the best decisions I ever made. Eastern made it easy for me to transfer my credits from my first university and gave me a clear path for me to earn a degree. Going to the Doudna building everyday was inspirational as well. I have fond memories of my time at Eastern and what I learned while there has been invaluable."
—Kathryn Faith, Los Angles-based graphic designer,
BFA Graphic Design '10


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Visit BLUEROOM Magazine, our student-operated and produced publication and student organization at EIU • Blue Room provides an exclusive experience to anyone who joins by giving a hands-on approach to real-life situations and problems seen in the field. Students have the ability to craft and participate in jobs needed such as designers, photographers, editors, journalists, and writers.

 

Graphic design students


Transfer Students (2+2)

If you are a transfer student interested in Graphic Design and would like assistance in any way, please email Dave Richardson, Associate Professor in Graphic Design, at drichardson@eiu.edu, or Samantha Osborne, Assistant Professor, at slosborne@eiu.edu. We'd love to hear from you. We are happy to respond to any question you might have, and we look forward to having you in the program. We review each student on a case by case basis.

Selective Admissions for Graphic Design

At the end of the sophomore year, students submit a portfolio of foundational coursework and an application. Admittance is evaluated on completion of required pre-Graphic Design coursework, quality of portfolio, and GPA.

Selective admissions begins in March and continues through the summer, but we encourage potential transfer students to apply early. GO TO ONLINE APPLICATION for 2018 to review BFA requirements and application instructions. Application process will be updated this semester with new BA degree information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We encourage you to apply early for any financial assistance that might be available.

 

  



 

Graphic Design Minor (18 hrs) — Fall 2018

 

BA (54 hrs) and BFA (78 hrs) in Graphic Design Program Details — Prospective Students

Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with option in Graphic Design curriculum models for students entering Eastern Illinois University in Fall 2018:

 

BFA in Graphic Design Program Details - Continuing Students

BFA in Art with option in Graphic Design:

 

Graphic design show, and students in lab

 

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Contact Information for Department of Art

Art Department

Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3410
artdept@eiu.edu


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