Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Art with Concentration in Graphic Design; M. F. A. Fine Arts with Concentration in Graphic Design
Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $3,696, nonresidents $13,272; graduate residents $6,000, nonresidents $23,976 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
1332 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30548
Scope of Program:
Georgia Southern University offers concentrations in Graphic Design to both undergraduate and graduate Art students. Students in the undergraduate Art program take foundation courses in drawing, 2D and 3D design, art history and studio art, then begin to take classes in the Graphic Design concentration. A portfolio review is required at the end of the second year; students may not begin upper division coursework unless they pass this review. Upper division students focus on typography, new media design, design systems, desktop publishing, and portfolio development. A portfolio presentation is required for graduation.
Master's degree candidates concentrate on graphic design art history, design activism, ethics in design, design methods, new art theory and criticism and design of information. Students must pass a portfolio review at the end of the third semester. A written thesis, thesis exhibition and oral examinations are required.
Georgia Southern University offers academic merit and need-based scholarships. Georgia residents are encouraged to apply for the HOPE Scholarship. Applicants to the M. F. A. program must submit a portfolio. Internships are available.