Graphic Communication (BA) Program Overview

Are you an artist with an eye for compelling design? Do you celebrate the power of persuasive writing? What may seem like separate skills are the foundation for an exciting career. Our graphic communication program combines art and design across cultures and history in addition to business, marketing, and communication courses. You’ll master industry-standard digital software and hardware in small classes and one-on-one faculty mentors with industry experience.

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Choose Bluefield College for graphic design, and you’ll have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through internships paired with your studies. By the time you’re a senior, you’ll have created a portfolio showcasing your abilities and personal artistic vision. “Whatever your passion may be, there is a need for a graphic communicator within that field,” says professor Allen Roberts.

Are you ready to transform your creativity into a fulfilling career in graphic communications? Complete the information request form and schedule a campus visit to discuss your future. While you’re on campus, be sure to check out our students’ work on display!

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On-Campus: August 19, 2021



Courses & Requirements:

General Education & Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BA)
General Education (52 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors. Students seeking a BA degree must complete 6 credit hours of intermediate language studies.

  • Bluefield Core (9 Credits)
  • Composition (6 Credits)
  • Christian Studies (3 Credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • History (6 Credits)
  • Literature (3 Credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • Math (3 Credits)
  • Science (4 Credits)
  • Social Science (3 Credits)
  • Speech (3 Credits)
Core Requirements (45 Credits)

  • Art Requirements
    • Drawing Fundamentals
    • Design Problems
    • Art Appreciation
    • Intro to Graphic Design (Photoshop & Illustrator)
    • Studies in Modern Art
    • Contemporary Art History & Criticism
    • Portfolio Presentation
  • Communication Requirements
    • Mass Communication
    • Media Writing
    • Journalism
    • Media & Society
    • Public Relations I
    • Media Law
    • Media Ethics
    • Publishing with InDesign
    • Trends in Web Design and Internship
Electives (23 Credits)
Total Credits: 120

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Multimedia Designer
Layout Artist
Logo Designer
Photo Editor/Artist
Brand Identity Designer