Majors in Art
The Major in Graphic Arts and Design

Students participating in Benedictine's art and graphic design courses benefit from
access to a state-of-the-art Macintosh lab equipped with industry-standard software.

About the Major

The major in Graphic Arts and Design offers well-structured design courses within a strong liberal arts curriculum and prepares students to enter the creative design industries. Through practical and theoretical visual communication studies as well as intensive, hands-on instruction in contemporary design techniques, students will learn about all aspects of graphic arts and design in print and digital media.  Classes will focus on logo & brand design, typography, editorial design, package design, poster design, book design, computer animation, and web design. Students will have the opportunity to work in a Macintosh computer lab equipped with industry-standard equipment and software, in addition to receiving outstanding instruction in traditional art forms such as drawing, printmaking, three-dimensional art, and oil painting.


What careers are available with a Graphic Arts and Design major?

• Animator

• Artistic director

• Brand/logo designer

• Illustrator

• Layout designer

• Photographer

• Photography editor

• Web designer


What does a degree in Graphic Arts and Design from Benedictine offer?

Upon graduating from Benedictine University with a degree in graphic arts and design, students will be prepared to enter the workforce to pursue one of the above career paths. You will have experience in:

• Black and white photography

• Computer animation

• Digital photography

• Drawing

• Oil painting

• Print layout and design

• Printmaking

• Three-dimensional art

• Web design