"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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Samantha Osborne, Assistant Professor, at email@example.com. 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.
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. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to apply early. GO TO ONLINE APPLICATION for 2019 to review BA and BFA requirements and application instructions. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We encourage you to apply early for any financial assistance that might be available.
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 Art with option in Graphic Design: