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Please note, for the academic year beginning in fall 2019, the Graphic Design degree will be part of the exciting new Art and Design program. While having a common core, the program will allow for emphases in Digital Art, Fashion Business and Design, Game Design, Graphic Design, and Web & User Experience. Please check back here in mid-April for updated details on this exciting new opportunity, or reach out to Dr. James Hutson for more information.

As a graphic design student at Lindenwood, you will study the basics of design, from art theory and art history to hands-on computer studio courses. You will build your digital and traditional portfolios with design projects from courses using industry-standard design applications. 

The graphic design program at Lindenwood University covers several areas in design: print and publication, advertising, typography and illustration, web design, user experience, and motion design.


The graphic design computer studios are state-of-the-art, equipped with high-end Apple workstations, Wacom graphics tablets, and Epson large-format printers. The studio is available for you to take your ideas from beginning to end.

Lindenwood University Graphic Design Faculty

Lindenwood University’s graphic design department is composed of professors with years of professional experience, eager to share their expertise with you. Bring your portfolio to your campus visit to have it reviewed by an art professor. 

Earning a Degree in Graphic Design at Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University offers a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design, a minor in graphic design, and a certificate in graphic design.

The BA degree requires 57 credit hours, and the BFA requires 87 credit hours in a series of design based courses.

When you enter the BA in graphic design program at Lindenwood, you study core design basics such as 2-D and 3-D design, color theory, and drawing. You will also learn about art history and choose specialized courses ranging from typography to motion graphics.

Lindenwood’s BFA in graphic design requires many of the same core classes as the BA program but also delves into photography and web graphic design and scripting.

In both programs, you are encouraged to take an art internship, which will give you the opportunity to connect with industry professionals in a work setting. Internships may also lead to job offers upon graduation.

What You Can Do with a Graphic Design Degree from Lindenwood University

Graphic designers work in a variety of media including print, web, and multimedia and for a variety of companies, from media and advertising houses to science-based businesses and education. When you have a degree in graphic design from Lindenwood University, you will develop skills that apply to a variety of careers. Please see the Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website for information relevant to your career path.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301