The Graphic Design program at John Brown University began in 1990 and is currently one of the largest majors on campus. Design concept and techniques are both emphasized, and students take courses to broaden their knowledge in design, computer graphics, and core liberal arts courses. Some of these courses include Computer Graphics, Graphic Design I-IV, Typography, Portfolio and Presentation, and Internships. Students are challenged in this program to be able to compete in the commercial world.

Typical design projects include logos, brochures, posters, advertising, publications, motion graphics, websites, apps and problem-solving challenges. Students develop professional portfolios and complete internships, which gives them experience for their careers of choice.

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Course Requirements

For specific course requirements, detailed class descriptions and sample 4-year plans, visit the current JBU Catalog.

Bachelor in Graphic Design + Master in Business Administration

John Brown University's Graphic Design + MBA program helps students develop a portfolio of graphic design skills combined with business and management skills and leadership strengths that will enable them to excel in their areas of calling, empower their colleagues, and be light and salt in the world. With JBU’s culture of training the head, heart, and hand infused into its programs, JBU Graphic Design + MBA graduates are uniquely prepared to offer leadership with character, competence, and conscience.

Students' In-Class Work

Our faculty make amazing artwork too!