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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Graphic Design Specialization


Program Overview

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design Specialization can equip you to become a strategic communicator of innovative ideas through design. You will develop the skills to originate, create and produce a wide range of messages for any media. The graphic design program follows the guidelines established by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can truly set you apart as an inspirational art professional to impact the world. You can graduate from this program fully prepared to immerse yourself in the creative and technical world of graphic design. Get ready to ignite your inspiration in the environment around you as a Spirit-filled designer in today’s professional workplace! 

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate feeling ready to take on the world. The structure of the degree provides you with the environment to expand your skillset of bringing thought forms into well-conceived visual manifestations. You will experience the intellectual and aesthetic principles to designing with and for people. You will be prepared to self-motivate and self-educate to adapt to the ever-changing future of digital technology.

What can I do with a degree in B.F.A. in Graphic Design Specialization from ORU?

Talented and creative graduates can enjoy successful careers, including:  

  • Graphic or Web Design
  • Advertising or Brand Design
  • Animation
  • Mass Media Communication
  • Design Instruction
  • Creative Direction
  • Photography
  • And many others!

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Fundamentals and Art History
  • Drawing
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Motion Design
  • Internship


What makes ORU’s B.F.A. in Graphic Design Specialization program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being masters of the divine gifts we have been given. You’ll have opportunities to attend enriching student art shows, complete internship requirements, create content for interactive/mobile applications and even be a contender for the Outstanding Graduating Senior Art Student. The ORU art program is proud to sponsor the ORU Artist Club where you can serve others through art-related outreach.  

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. Two particular scholarships of interest to art majors is the Gloria B. Scholarship Fund and ORU Art Programs Talent Award. To apply for the ORU Art Programs Talent Award please click here . To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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