BFA: Design

The Design major is recommended for those wishing to work in the design professions. The degree program combines the study of art, communication, design, web development and technology as mediums for visual communication and/or personal artistic expression. Our students join the Design program because they possess the ability to think, speak, draw, write and design. Students graduate as design leaders, having learned to inform, guide, clarify, promote and empower through visual form. The Senior Project and Senior Exhibition, as well as internships, bring students face-to-face with the design community. At the same time, students acquire valuable experience in problem solving and the application of design principles, making them cultural catalysts and sought-after design professionals.

Degree Requirements & Planner

How Can I Serve God?

Recently two of our students spent a year in Thailand using their design skills to help promote funding for an orphanage. In fact, nearly every year at least one design student takes a year to work as a student missionary! Our church desperately needs designers and creatives who are skilled in visual communication. Our program will prepare you for just such a work. Many of our graduates go on to work for the church, or for non-profit organizations, using their talents to further the spread of the gospel to every corner of the Earth.

And [Jesus] said unto them, "Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

Mark 16:15

While many of us use the Web every day to consume all manner of information (good and bad), it can also be a tremendous tool in helping spread the gospel. While many of us may never get the opportunity to be a missionary in a remote land, you can reach millions with the Good News that have never heard it before, as a Web Designer!

Job Market

Graphic Designer / Designer

Designers are the brains behind the visuals and layouts of websites, magazines, logos and more. Job growth for general graphic designers isn’t too bright—in fact, it’s tanking in the areas of print and publishing. However, computer-related jobs are expected to grow a whopping 61 percent by 2020. If you’re ready to develop your programming skills along with your artistry, you can set yourself up for a successful career in Web or tech design.

  • Average Salary: $43,000
  • Job Growth: 61 percent for computer-related designers

Source: http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2013/03/19/7-in-demand-careers-in-design-and-planning/

Student Work


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