Graphic Design

Graphic Design

In fall 2016, the School of Art introduced the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design offering students an enchanced focus on human-centered and interaction design, typography, branding and design research. The area provides coursework in print, web and motion design, with a focus on the traditional design process as well as the latest software techniques. 

Quick Info

Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Master of Design in Communication Design

Student Organizations
AIGA Student Group

Design Faculty

Dina Benbrahim, Endowed Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

David Charles Chioffi, Professor of Graphic Design

Tom Hapgood, Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Gaby Hernandez, Endowed Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Nadia Issa, Teaching Assistant Professor

Marty Maxwell Lane,  Director of the School of Art and Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Bree McMahon, Director of Graduate Studies for Graphic Design and Assistant Professor 

Ali Place, Graphic Design Program Director and Assistant Professor        

Ryan Slone, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design                             

Contact Us
(479) 575-5202
Email the design faculty.

Fine Arts Center, School of Art
340 N. Garland
Fayetteville, AR 72701


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The degree prepares students to be proficient makers and thoughtful problem seekers and solvers. Students will work seamlessly across a range of media, working to identify appropriate solutions for audience and context. Students will be exposed to a rigorous curriculum covering research, theory, critical thinking, professional practices, conceptual idea-making and formal experimentation.

All incoming undergraduate students apply through general admission to the BA program. After completing intensive Freshman Foundations courses their freshman year, students are encouraged to apply to the BFA program.

BFA Admission Requirements
Apply to the U of A

The graphic design studio was recently redesigned as an open and collaborative working environment.

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Our graduates participate in competitive internships and leave the program ready for positions at top design firms. Our students have interned or worked at:

DOXA / Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art / Walmart Corporate / Saatchi & Saatchi X, Olivet / Archetype, Collective Bias / BLKBox Labs / RevUnit / Elkins Design / Rockfish / Menguin / Collective Bias / Acumen Brands / Hayseed Ventures / Mitchell / Barkley / J.B. Hunt / Sam's Club corporate / Field Agent and many more.

AIGA University of Arkansas Student Group for Design

Collaborate. Create. Learn.

The mission of AIGA UARK Student Group is to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. // @aiga.uark on instagram