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Program Overview

Program Overview

Learn from respected creative professionals in the graphic design industry. We'll teach you theory and professionalism. You'll learn how to stay current with emerging technology and in self-directed inquiry. 

We'll teach you industry best practices with an emphasis on business ethics grounded in a Christian worldview. You'll grow in the design principles of hand, eye, mind and heart. Living in a creative city like Nashville, you'll never lack for inspiration. 

You'll have the opportunity to take high-profile internships. Businesses here seek us out for graphic design interns. Our students have gained experience at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Redpepper creative agency, Frist Art Museum, Native magazine and more. Our 95 percent placement rate for graduates points to the rigorous education they've received here.




Job placement rate


Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Study abroad

See the world — whether it’s Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, England or another country. Career opportunities will open for you as you sharpen your foreign language skills. Gain the international experience and cross-cultural communication skills you’ll need in our global economy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.


Graduate school acceptance rate

Our Faculty

  • Angela Lee

    Angela Lee

    Associate Professor

    Angela D. Lee's specialty is graphic design, and her personal studio practice encompasses not only graphic design, but vector art, photography and video art dealing with themes of ancestry, identity...

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  • Maureen O'Brien

    Maureen O'Brien

    Maureen O'Brien studied illustration and visual design at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in Michigan, and the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford...

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Career Paths

Graphic Designers

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in products or services. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

Desktop Publishers

Desktop publishers use computer software to design page layouts for newspapers, books, brochures, and other items that are printed or published online.