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. 

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Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Fine Arts


Student Organizations
AIGA Student Group


Design Faculty
Tom Hapgood,               program director and associate professor
Ali Place, interim program director and assistant professor                               Marty Maxwell Lane,    School of Art associate director and associate professor
David Charles Chioffi, professor                                  Bree McMahon, assistant professor                                 Ryan Slone, senior instructor                                    


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


Location
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.

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