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Fine Arts

Graphic Design Concentration

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Tremendous Value

Emporia State University offers extremely competitive tuition rates, as well as tuition reduction programs and scholarships.

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Faculty Invested in Your Success

Our students enjoy the benefits of small classes and a close relationship with ESU  faculty.

Program description

Students are prepared for the field of graphic design through courses covering print and digital delivery methods. Emphasis is placed on the development of a strong technical foundation as well as developing an individual visual vocabulary to solve real-world design challenges. Internship opportunities are available on- and off- campus, including Studio E, an on-campus advertising collective, providing a team atmosphere of design, writing, photography, and marketing students working with real-world clients. Students will complete a capstone project at the culmination of their studies and showcase their work in a senior exhibition.

Degree requirements

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We have a newly renovated Macintosh computer lab with dedicated critique space, full access to Adobe Creative Cloud, and iPads


John Decker, Assistant Professor

Opportunities at ESU

  • Student Organizations. Join your artist community in clubs such as the Clay Guild, Glass Guild, Photo Club, National Art Education Association (NAEA), and American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA).
  • Art Galleries. Emporia has two galleries, the Norman R. Eppink & Gilson Memorial Galleries. Come be inspired by local and national pieces!
  • Student Exhibitions. Present your best work at the Annual Juried Student Exhibition, and admire the work of your peers.
  • Art Forum Visiting Artists Lecture Series. Come listen to and meet outstanding artists from around the country.

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(620) 341-5246

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King Hall 010D


Campus Box 4015
Emporia, KS 66801