Graphic Design


Welcome to the Grace College Art program! As a future graphic designer, you will gain through a degree in Graphic Design a strong foundation for careers within the innovative field of graphic arts. This major provides you with structured opportunities for the study of visual communication.

The purpose of the Graphic Design major is to develop your basic art and design skills, increase your knowledge of technical production processes in the graphic arts industry, and provide functional training on graphics software.

While bringing practical, professional knowledge to the classroom, our faculty serves to encourage and challenge you to be competent in communicating visually and to develop a mature Christ-centered worldview.

Course Requirements for a B.A. or B.S. Graphic Design Course Requirements for a Graphic Design Minor


Examples of courses in this major:

ART 2300 Basic Graphic Design

A course that uses project assignments to teach the application of visual graphic communication techniques as well as functional art production and printing processes.

ART 2500 Computer Graphics: Design I

This computer laboratory course for the graphic designer concentrates on all aspects of desktop publishing for print and web page design and layout. Software covered includes Adobe InDesign and Adobe Dreamweaver.

ART 2550 Computer Graphics: Design II

A computer laboratory course that focuses on the software used by graphic designers and illustrators to edit images and to utilize innovative illustration techniques for print and web page design. The major software programs explored are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

ART 3420 Typography

A study of the various uses and styles of letter forms with an emphasis on their application to solving graphic communication problems.

ART 3430 Illustration Fundamentals

This course provides a foundational understanding of the field of illustration. The student will gain experience in the process of designing and creating illustrations, as well as explore the various illustration markets such as advertising, editorial, publishing and technical illustration. This will include a survey of historical and current trends in American illustration, and an introduction to basic business and organizational practices found in an illustration enterprise.