Graphic Communication Major Overview

Do you enjoy exploring graphic software and stretching your creativity? Are you interested in designing unique and compelling visual communication? If so, you are going to enjoy being a graphic communication major.

As a communication Major at Bluefield College you’ll benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty that take you step-by-step, helping you advance your skills using state-of-the-art computer design programs. Then, with internships and an individualized capstone class, you’ll build your resume and assemble your work in your portfolio and be ready for an exciting career in graphic design!

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Graphic Communication Major Internships

Internship experiences are an essential part of the Graphic Communication program that assists students’ transition from the classroom to the professional setting. Students are encouraged to seek full-time internships during the summer or may choose to do one or more part-time, local internships as a part of their semester coursework.

Bluefield College Alumni Relations, Public Relations, and Sports Information

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Harley Davidson, Bluefield, WV

Wade Center, Bluefield, WV

Wordsprint, Wytheville, VA

WVVA, Bluefield, WV

XanderHOUSEproductions, Blacksburg, VA

Graphic Communication Major Outcomes

Digital data and the Internet have made it incredibly easy to share information and collaborate with people from around the globe. Graphic Communication students research examples from across time, space, and cultures for inspiration and a sense of where cutting edge graphic design may be heading.

Career Opportunities

Graphic Designer in advertising agencies

Graphic Designer in printing and design companies

In-house Graphic Designer within various businesses

Positions Held by Alumni

Chick-fil-a Local Marketing Director

Project Ruth Marketing Consultant, Bucharest, Romania

Self-employed Graphic Designer

Clubs and Organizations

Kappa Pi International, Eta Zeta Chapter - Kappa Pi International is an honorary art fraternity for students who achieve high academic standards.

Bluefield College Art Club - The Art Club provides opportunities for Art and Graphic Communication majors to work collaboratively on projects such as murals and art sales.  The organization also sponsors social gatherings and culturally enriching trips locally and abroad.

Contact Information

Dr. Cynthia L. Bascom

Professor of Communication and Chair of Departments of Communication and Graphic Communication





missyMelissa Baines

Class of  2013

“I chose Bluefield College for its small size and warm, Christian environment. It had everything I was looking for in a college! I love the Graphic Communication Department because the teachers go out of their way to make sure you succeed and put in the extra time and effort to help a student out. I also love the internships for Graphic Communication students. I’m currently working in the Marketing Department at Bluefield. It’s an enjoyable way to gain great experience!”