Graphic Arts / Graphic Design, B.F.A.

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design, is a professional degree program, with the goal of post-graduation employment as its core guiding principle. This program provides a much more robust and comprehensive course of study, providing greater breadth and depth of information and experiences.

College of the Arts

West Palm Beach



Why Major in Graphic Arts / Graphic Design at PBA?

The Graphic Arts major will train you in page layout for magazines, books, advertising and corporate design all while building your portfolio for your career post-graduation. Our program is designed to cultivate creativity and empower students to become versatile visual storytellers in today’s changing digital landscape. Through a blend of design theory and real-world application, our program aims to foster a deep understanding of design concepts, preparing graduates to make a lasting impact in the world.

“PBA gave me the skills I needed to be a graphic designer and reinforced the important lesson that reliance upon God in every area of life is absolutely essential.”

Lauren Waller ’14

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What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist/ Animator

Program Courses

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  1. Articulate the various elements of story structure in moving pictures and apply that knowledge to a specific profession within the entertainment industry.
  2. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of redemptive storytelling in relation to a Christian worldview through film and television activities.
  3. Students should be able to dynamically communicate narratives utilizing various aesthetic and technological storytelling tools.
  4. Demonstrate through coursework an understanding of historical significance for cinema-television and mass media.

The College of the Arts includes Communication, Art & Media studies, and Performing Arts studies. Together they embrace a diverse group of disciplines that emphasize artistic expression, arts advocacy, redemptive storytelling, and transformational experiences. The fundamental strengths of each department are based upon innovative and critical thinking, historical and cultural awareness, a thorough examination of the creative process, and core Christian values.

We are connected to artists who through the centuries made tremendous sacrifices so the message of the arts could be passed from generation to generation. We are aligned with, and an extension of, those individuals. Our calling is significant. We have been entrusted with the Arts for our generation and as cultural archivists the ensuing artistic creativity generated during this time will be restorative, authentic, and inspiring.

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