Due to the unusual year behind us, we are streamlining the admittance process for Fall 2021. To make this process easier, simply email Dave Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Samantha Osborne (email@example.com) and express interest in being officially admitted into the Graphic Design Program for Fall 2021, and we will take it from there. Formal admittance into the Graphic Design program is evaluated on completion of required pre-Graphic Design coursework, quality of work, and GPA. If you are applying for the BA or BFA program, pre-reqs include: ART2910: Intro to Graphic Design ; ART1000 Drawing 1; ART1110 Design Fundamentals 2D; and ART1111 Design Fundamentals 3D; or transfer equivalents. However, if you are missing a course, we make exceptions on a case by case basis, so please feel free to contact us.
"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.