Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Art with Emphasis in Graphic Design
Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $5,805, nonresidents $14,670 for the 2011 – 2012 school year
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Scope of Program:
All B. F. A. candidates at Mississippi State University must complete foundation courses in drawing, design, 3D design and computing for artists and designers. Students must pass a portfolio review upon completion of foundation coursework in order to be admitted to the Graphic Design emphasis. The Mississippi State B. F. A. curriculum includes extensive studio survey work in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and intermediate computing. Graphic Design students also complete courses in typography, web for graphic design, digital imaging, print production, multimedia and advertising design.
Graphic Design majors must purchase an Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro laptop computer. Internships are available. Mississippi residents are encouraged to apply for state-sponsored grants. Merit and need-based scholarships are available. The Mississippi State Promise Program, available to Mississippi residents who demonstrate financial need, is a financial aid program designed to "bridge the gap" if federal and state aid do not cover all costs of attendance.