The BFA in Graphic Design prepares you to pursue a career as a professional designer. Graphic design majors learn how to communicate a message to a specific audience, whether the goal is to sell a product, promote an image, or present an idea in a compelling and memorable way. Internships provide the experience needed for graduates to move into the profession and allow them to learn how graphic design plays a role in marketing, manufacturing, and communications.
The UMHB Graphic Design program gives you the flexibility to explore your own interests and grow as a designer! You'll learn about the intricacies of the design world and WHY we design. It's all about finding your motivation and personal style.
Why should I choose Graphic Design?
Graphic designers learn how to earn a living creating visual communications that inspire and inform those who see them.
What are some courses I will take?
- Interactive Design
- 3D Design
- Color Theory
Made it to Magnolia
Kristin Dunnahoo graduated from UMHB Graphic Design program in 2015. Since then, she has been working for Magnolia, the popular market and tourist attraction in Waco, Texas. After starting for the globally-recognized brand as a Visual Merchandiser, she worked as a Junior Designer for the hit HGTV show Fixer Upper, eventually being promoted to Graphic Designer and Branding Specialist. "By getting my B.A. in Graphic Design at UMHB, I have been able to utilize all the tools my professors provided me with in order to get a job I really wanted. UMHB isn't just any college; it provides a close-knit community, caring staff and faculty, and a sense of belonging."
What are some career options?
- Web Designer
- Art Director
- Magazine Designer/Illustrator
- Newspaper Layout Artist
- Editorial Illustrator
- Product Packaging Designer
- Book Designer
Where do graduates work?
- Coastal Outdoor Advertising
- East Central University
- Andrade Communicators
- Onward Outfitters
- Kiella Homebuilders
Where have alumni gone for graduate studies?
- University of Oklahoma
- Naropa University
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- North Texas State University
- The Guild School, SMU
- Texas Tech University
Why study graphic design at UMHB?
The Baugh Center for the Visual Arts offers art majors well-equipped studios, beautiful gallery space, and plenty of areas for students to hang out and work.
Studio classes are limited to 15 students, so you always have a chance to ask questions and get feedback from your professors.
Art faculty members are professional artists who bring years of teaching experience to their classes.
The Baugh Center includes great senior studio spaces for majors who are preparing for their senior exhibitions.