Degrees and Programs

Graphic Arts and Design
Graphic Arts and Design

Why study graphic arts and design at Benedictine?

The Graphic Arts and Design program offers a practical, career-oriented degree for students who are artistically and creatively inclined. A degree in Graphic Arts and Design from Benedictine positions students for success in a wide range of lucrative careers within the creative field.

What does a degree in Graphic Arts and Design from Benedictine offer?

Students who major in Graphic Arts and Design at Benedictine University at Mesa receive exceptional training in four areas:

Technology: Today’s graphic design industry relies heavily on computer imaging. As such, our students receive extensive training in industry standard imaging, design and animation software that will give them the edge they need to succeed in the job market.

Fine Art: Though the use of technology is ubiquitous in the design industry, the best software is useless unless the artist/designer using it has a well-trained artistic eye. To this end, Benedictine trains each Graphic Arts and Design student in the traditional arts of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture.

Communications: Graphic design is a growing field that spans multiple disciplines. To prepare a graduate who is competent in many facets of the design industry, Benedictine trains students in a broad range of communications skills including typography, layout for print and digital media, writing and editing, and new media.

Liberal Arts: Through its signature liberal arts curriculum, Benedictine produces students who can think critically about their world, who have a broad, globally-oriented education that enables them to make informed and socially responsible decisions, and who can lead a life in balance. We believe that success in life requires us to succeed not just in our careers, but in our family, social, religious and political life as well. A Benedictine liberal arts education is truly unique in its mission to educate the whole person.

What careers are available with a degree in Graphic Arts and Design?

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Branding/logo design
  • Entertainment
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Print media
  • Product design
  • Web design

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Upcoming Events

Feb
20
M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa
Mesa Branch Campus
6:00 PM
Event Details

M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa

Date: February 20

Time: 6:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

Location: Online - RSVP for Instructions

Contact: Amy Drew    adrew@ben.edu

Feb
23
Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: February 23

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa. 

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

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Feb
24-9
Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition

Date: February 24

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Michael Tole    (480) 878-6708    mtole@ben.edu

Event Description:

Purpose

  • To give young Arizona artists an opportunity to exhibit their artwork to the public.
  • To help make a college education affordable for young Arizona artists.

Why Apply?

  • Exhibit your artwork in a selective professionally juried show.
  • Win a scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.
  • Gain prestige by having you work added to the permanent collection of a major university museum.

Three jurors will select a maximum of 100 works for the Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition at Benedictine University Mesa. From those 100 finalists, jurors will then select the prize winners.

Eligibility

All high school and community college students who currently reside in Arizona.

Categories

  • High School -- Fine Art & Graphic Design
  • Community College -- Fine Art & Graphic Design

Specifications

Each student may submit up to three original works of art in any media. Specify art or design.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight, Feb. 3, 2018
  • Finalists Announced: Feb. 9, 2018
  • Deliver Artwork: Feb. 16-17, 2018
  • Opening Reception: 3-5pm, Feb. 24, 2018
  • Exhibition: Feb. 24 - March 9, 2018
  • Pick-Up Artwork: 8-5pm, March 9-10

Awards

Best Fine Art Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

Best Graphic Design Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

2nd Prize, High School: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

2nd Prize, Community College: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

Feb
25
Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes

Date: February 25

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

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