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
Bluefield College Music and
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.
Positions Held by Alumni
Bluefield College, Director of
Chick-fil-a Local Marketing Director
Project Ruth Marketing Consultant,
Self-employed Graphic Designer
Job Options for Graduates
Graphic Designer in advertising agencies
Graphic Designer in printing and design companies
In-house Graphic Designer within various businesses
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.
Dr. Cynthia L. Bascom
Professor of Communication and Chair of Departments of Communication and Graphic Communication
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!”