The Graphic Design major offers an academic program for students who are curious and willing to work diligently toward their growth as artists.
Points of Distinction
- Capstone courses are Sophomore Review, Junior Seminar and Senior Seminar. In these courses, students do their own research and lead discussions with the end goal of an exhibition at the end of each semester
- Mueller Humanities Fellowship: Students can apply for this between Junior and Senior year. Past students have traveled to design and art symposia in the U.S., as well as locations in Europe and South America.
Why this Major?
Graphic Art is available as a minor.
Blackburn’s modern art facilities provide an exceptional opportunity for student to fully engage in the creative experience. Faculty members work side by side with student developing skills and critiquing student work.
The state-of-the art graphic design lab lets students product their work on Mac computers in the classroom setting, drawing on the ideas and talents of faculty and other students.
Activities & Events
Art students at Blackburn benefit from easy access to world-class art exhibits and organizations in St. Louis and Springfield. Student groups are able to take day trips to enrich their exposure to a variety of art media, style, and craft.
Clubs & Organizations
The Art Club is organized and managed by students to plan art-related programs and activities outside of the classroom and studio experiences.
Students are able to identify internship opportunities with area businesses and organizations who can provide real-world graphic design experiences. The Blackburn College Work Program also provides on-campus positions that include graphic design responsibilities and offer similar job-related learning.
Work Program Opportunities
Your instructors are easily the best in their fields
Senior – Graphic Design Major
Hot Job Outlooks
Graduates move on to work in design, PR, museum/gallery, advertising, arts related positions in nearby communities as well as Chicago and St. Louis
Graduates move on to graduate school or work in design, PR, museum/gallery, advertising, arts related positions in nearby communities as well as Chicago and St. Louis
The Visual Arts Center provides a modern building housing a Mac Lab with Adobe Creative Cloud, a growing 3D printing program, photo darkroom and professional studios for drawing and painting. The Renner Art Building offers an extensive ceramics and sculpture workspace.
The Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts Center and hosts monthly exhibitions that are open to the entire college community.
Faculty are professional working and exhibiting artists