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Art & Design

BFA in Design and Animation with a Concentration in Graphic and Interactive Design


The BFA in Design and Animation with a concentration in Graphic and Interactive Design is a professional degree program specifically created to prepare students for a career in graphic design and its many associated career directions. Our multi-faceted curriculum offers a unique approach to student development with comprehensive courses in print graphics, UI/UX design, Web design, and motion graphics. Our degree requirements also include unique opportunities for our students to further their educational experience with advanced-level options in animation, creative book arts, digital imaging, interactive design, photography, and explorative typography.

Curriculum Chart and Sequence Chart


Some of the career paths you could pursue with this degree are:

  • Graphic Design (Print, UI/UX, Web, Motion)
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Interaction Design
  • UI/UX Design and Interactive Prototyping
  • Corporate Production/Management
  • Web Design
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Book/Editorial Design
  • Trade Show or Exhibition Design
  • Illustration
  • Product/PackagingDesign
  • Signage/Information Graphics
  • Architectural Graphics

Marketable Skills

At the completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  • Think creatively and apply visual solutions to design-related problems
  • Use software related to print, UI/UX design, Web design, motion graphics and animation
  • Develop projects from initial production through final outcome
  • Understand historical and contemporary issues related to design
  • Prepare source files for preparation in digital and offset printing
  • Create unique images using both digital and traditional illustration methods
  • Apply verbal and written communication skills necessary for professional success
  • Use basic to advanced photographic skills for graphic-design-specific applications
  • Prepare business-related artifacts needed for success in the field (including composing estimates, design strategy, managing budgets, writing contracts, negotiating client relationships, and time management)
  • Prepare a résumé and portfolio for both Web and print
  • Use their internship requirement as regional work experience in the field
  • Avail themselves of competitive opportunities for career recognition