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Fine Arts

Take your graphic design skills to the next level

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design Concentration

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. Students will complete a capstone project at the culmination of their studies and showcase their work in a senior exhibition.

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John Decker, Assistant Professor

Matthew Hoelscher, Assistant Teaching Professor

Graphic Design Art Department

Be part of something great

At ESU, students take an active role in developing the cultural experience of Emporia. You’ll get opportunities to display your work, both within your department and to the wider Emporia State and Emporia communities. Our campus galleries, the Norman R. Eppink and the Gilson Memorial Gallery hold student and faculty exhibits throughout the semester that are open to the public. In the Emporia community, the First Friday Art Walk, started by alum Kaila Mock, often features student work.

Graphic Design Art Department

Do more at ESU

Join your artist community in clubs such as the Art History Association, Clay Guild, Glass Guild, National Art Education Association (NAEA), and American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) and come listen to and meet outstanding artists from around the country during the Art Forum Visiting Artists Lecture Series.

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Scholarships are available to you throughout your artistic career at Emporia State. You may be eligible for talent awards from the Department of Art and general ESU scholarships through the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Services.

Graphic Design Art Department

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Graphic Design Art Department

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