School of Music & Fine Arts

Graphic Arts: Graphic Design

Would you like to use your artistic skills to create computer-generated art? The major in art with a graphic arts emphasis is designed to develop your artistic sensitivities and abilities while affording you the opportunity to specialize in graphic design. The Graphic Arts major will train you in page-layout for magazines, books, advertising and corporate design.  

Your Courses & Classes

Your Experience

We take our Christian roots seriously at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and spend a great deal of time wrestling with issues that artists face in today’s world. We believe it is essential for students to decide how they will handle crises of conscience before they are tested in the marketplace, in order to make decisions on a solid footing of scriptural principles.

As a student at PBA, you'll:

  • Learn the foundations of art, drawing and painting, including color theory, elements of composition and design, perspective, basic math for art, and hand lettering
  • Learn the creative fundamentals of Graphic Design using Quark XPress, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Explore website design, including the use of necessary software (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, and others)
  • Have all instruction provided in a state-of-the-art recently renovated graphics lab
  • Create a portfolio: CLICK HERE to see examples of student work

Your Faculty

Your professors have decades of experience as artists. One of our faculty members has done graphic design work for Disney, Mitsubishi Motors and Pacific Mutual Insurance. Another was awarded first place in a five-state “Imaging the Gulf” competition.

Your Opportunities

You’ll be able to display your work in a variety of venues, including during twice-annual shows on campus. You may also get involved with the production of our award-winning yearbook, The Mast, and Living Waters Review, PBA’s literary annual. West Palm Beach is home to the internationally acclaimed Norton Museum of Art, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and the Society of the Four Arts.