Department of Art and Design

BFA in Art - Graphic Design

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art - Graphic Design option is the degree for the design professional and provides an in-depth, comprehensive, and structured background in graphic design. Graphic Design is medium involving the combination of art and technology. Students will explore how to reach audiences through the visual communication of information and ideas with a focus on aesthetic considerations, problem solving, presentation, craftsmanship, and computer skills. This degree offers the most thorough experience of artistic graphic design at the undergraduate level. Students from this program are required to complete a senior portfolio and will graduate with a well-defined professional portfolio website.

The BFA in Art - Graphic Design does not require a portfolio for admission into the program. Students will be accepted to WIU as a BFA Art - Graphic Design major. However, all BFA Art majors are required to pass an Entry Portfolio Review and Junior Portfolio Review to continue in the BFA program and must complete a Senior Portfolio or Senior Exhibition in order to graduate with a BFA degree.


There is an honors curriculum available for all Art degree programs that students may complete if they qualify for the University Honors program. See Art Honors.


Requirements for the B.F.A in Art Degree program options are listed below: