Graphic Design

Graphic design is about visual communication

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art, Graphic Design emphasis Minor in Graphic Design

Graphic designers organize visual information—images, symbols and words—to communicate ideas and messages to specific audiences. A bachelor degree in graphic design from Missouri Southern State University provides you with the skills you need to become a producer of visual culture in fields such as:

  • advertising
  • print production
  • electronic media
  • corporate communications
  • computer graphics
  • packaging design
  • sign making
  • website design

Learn essential design skills and software

The challenging graphic design degree program at Missouri Southern State University teaches you the skills essential for a successful design career. Our program offers:

  • small classes
  • individual attention to help you express ideas and establish professional standards
  • fundamentals needed to explore your creative vision
  • rigorous training to develop your skills, technique and creativity
  • instruction from professionally active, internationally experienced faculty members
  • opportunities for portfolio development and public exhibition of your work

What I major in another area?

We offer a minor in Graphic Design for students majoring in another field of study who desire to learn design fundamentals.

You may also be interested in: Art, Drafting & Design, Information Systems, Marketing, Mass Communications, Multimedia, Studio Art, Website Administration

Art Department

Christine Bentley
Department Head
Associate Professor of Art
Fine Arts Room 205
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Office: 417.625.3066