Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Degree requirements:

Art: Graphic Design, BFA

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The Graphic Design program in the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History at OSU teaches you to understand and apply design principles, technical processes, and conceptual ideas to a vast range of design media. Here you learn to appreciate the range and purpose of the Graphic Design discipline, as well as the skills to understand what constitutes effective design. Beginning with a foundation in visual communication, you develop skills in a variety of areas and media. These skills are developed during instruction in traditional media, printing processes, and the use of industry-standard software; then applied to more difficult media such as in motion and interaction. Your graduating student portfolio work includes a variety of media from graphic design, motion design, and interaction design, such as: posters, billboards, branding, logo and symbol design, website design, app design, television and film graphics. With a vast range of design work, the program equips you to pursue careers in graphic design and advertising, or continue your education in Fine Arts MFA programs across the nation.

Courses to expect for this major include Motion and Interaction Design, Photography, Printmaking, Life Drawing, Typography and Graphic Design Studies.

Jobs of Recent Graduates 

    • Designer at Matchfire - Oklahoma City, OK
    • Collection Specialist at Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition - Oklahoma City, OK
    • Fine Arts Artist at Masterwork Artistry - Pawleys Island, SC
    • Administrative Assistant at Museum of East Texas - Lufkin, TX

Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist you in an eight semester plan guiding you to graduate within four years. You may use this as a guide to plan your undergraduate education, but you should adjust it to fit your personal goals.

BFA - Graphic Design


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts and Sciences, and respective Departments.

When you complete the OSU admission application, you are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Art, Graphic Design & Art History Department offers  Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

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Art, Graphic Design & Art History
108 Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078