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Graphic Design

Our graphic design degree program at OBU provides a unique and purposeful education that blends creative excellence with a strong foundation in Christian values. As a student, you will be equipped with the technical skills and artistic vision needed to excel in the dynamic field of graphic design. Our emphasis on ethics and moral values will enable you to approach your work with integrity, using your talents to positively impact the world and reflect your faith in your designs. This degree will not only prepare you for a successful career but also empower you to contribute meaningfully to society.

Braelyn Ross

Class of 2018

“It was an enormous leap of faith for me to step into the graphic design program. I had not taken any graphic-related classes in high school and really had no knowledge base. However, the small class size and the wonderful encouragement of professors like Corey Fuller and others made a huge difference. I was welcomed into the program and provided with excellent instruction. Most importantly, I finally found the area of learning I was passionate about!”

Read Braelyn’s Story

Benefits of OBU Art Program

Faculty Mentors

OBU faculty members are not only your teachers and academic advisors but also are deeply committed to your achievements and growth. Your art classes will be in our newly renovated and remodeled facilities, and you will be working with state-of-the-art equipment to enhance your learning experience. Our faculty members are practicing Christians, wholeheartedly dedicated to their faith, actively involved in local churches, and passionate about their disciplines, including graphic design and illustration.

Incredible Education, Affordable Cost.

OBU provides a minimum $10,000 per year scholarship to every incoming first-time freshman and $8,000 to every incoming transfer student. And you could qualify for even more financial aid! Many of our students also receive money through federal Pell grants and OBU Bison Grants.

To get an estimate of what your cost to attend OBU might be, please check out our Net Price Calculator. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how affordable an OBU education really is. Especially considering the incredible academic quality, personal mentor relationships with faculty and staff, and strong Christian commitment you will experience at OBU. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Program Information

Internship Opportunities

You will have the opportunity to participate in internships for class credit. Even though an internship is not required for the degree, it is highly encouraged. Students have done internships with churches and local non-profits, as well as with larger companies such as Legacy Bank and the OKC Thunder. Faculty assist students seeking internships with portfolio and resume preparation.

Student Organizations

We regularly host trips and events for art students. Past events have included trips to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, movie nights and paint nights on campus.

Job Opportunities and Outcomes

From our degrees, students go on to work for churches, marketing and advertising firms, as well as for galleries and museums. Some become teachers at the high school or college level, while others work in private studios. Our students and alumni have won numerous awards from the American Advertising Federation, in both the student and professional categories.

Faith Integration

As Christians, we believe we are made in the image of God. For the artist, as a created being, we are called also to create. As such, the pursuit of creativity and the formation of beautiful works of art is integral to the practice of our faith as Christians and as artists. We encourage our students to pursue their God-given talent and continue to refine their skills. The stewardship of talent is an act of worship to our Creator.

Program Distinctives

As a graphic design student, you will have the opportunity to participate in our biennial trip to New York City for a study tour. While there, we visit museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. We also visit with practicing artists and designers. These experiences give you a broader vision and understanding of the art world.

Program Options

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Minor

World-Class Faculty

OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.

Corey Fuller

Corey Fuller

Ruth Jay Odom Professor of Fine Arts
Professor of Graphic Design

Benjamin Baxter

Benjamin Baxter

Chair, Division of Art and Design
Chair, Division of Communication Arts
Associate Professor of Animation and Media Production

Joshua S. Brunet

Joshua S. Brunet

Associate Professor of Art