Brand yourself as a design professional
Turn your creativity and artistic talent into a fulfilling career through BEAU’s Visual Design (BFA) with a specialization in Graphic Design program. You’ll learn about visual communication, typography, color, and other design foundations. You’ll also gain practical experience with the most up-to-date design software. When you leave BEAU, you’ll be ready to create visual and multimedia content for organizations of all kinds.
By taking classes full-time at 15 credits per quarter, year-round, you can earn your BFA in Visual Design with a specialization in Graphic Design in as little as three years.
What You’ll Learn
You’ll learn to:
- Professionally employ image editing, page layout, vector software, and web development software
- Demonstrate multiple uses of typography as a design element
- Learn how controlled lighting can affect the appearance of a photographed object
- Evaluate the qualities of various printing processes
How long does it take?
By taking classes full-time at 15 credits per quarter, year-round, you can earn your degree in as little as three years.
How much can I make?
Mean salary for graphic designers.
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016
How long do classes last?
BEAU offers four start times each year so that you can get going on your degree right away.
BEAU Is No Ordinary Arts School
Instead of classrooms, you’ll get 24/7 access to creative spaces, specialty labs, and studios furnished with industry-standard equipment and software.
From ad agencies to corporations, local organizations love to team up with BEAU to offer real-world experience and design internships. You’ll graduate with a portfolio that will impress any exec
You’ll learn from industry-experienced instructors who bring their real-world knowledge to you. They’ve spent years building successful art and design careers and will help you do the same.
Dave Kafton - Instructor
Dave isn’t just a BEAU instructor – he’s also a BEAU graduate, earning his BFA with us in 2014. With more than 37 years of experience in graphic design, illustration, branding and identity, package design, printed marketing collateral, and more, Dave can design – and teach you to design – pretty much anything.
- Owner, D.H. Kafton Studio
- Art Director, Clan Donald USA
- Technical Artist, Thiokol Corp.
- Graphic Designer, SymbolArts
Broad and Specialized Learning for Graphic Designers
You’ll learn the various aspects of After Effects software, from how it “thinks” to how to integrate media to produce motion graphics. You’ll learn to problem solve real-world design and production challenges.
Branding & Identity
You’ll research and develop a complete branding program for a company, including redesigning the logo and incorporating it across various marketing platforms.
Designing for Mobile Apps
You’ll use software to create mobile applications for multiple mobile devices. In the creation process, you’ll use HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery languages.
Graduates of the Graphic Design program are prepared for careers as:
- Graphic designer
- Multimedia artist
- Creative director
- Art director
- App designer
- Layout designers
“Everything here is centered around the development of creativity and the visual and audio arts.”
— Mark Stahmann
Ready for More?
Start your future in graphic design now. Complete the form to receive:
- More information about the BEAU Graphic Design program
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