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Degree Type 
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Contact Name 
Gregg Schlanger
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The study of graphic arts is about conveying emotion or information, or telling a story—but using images and design as well as words. Graphic artists learn critical thinking as well as the fundamentals of design, style, typography, illustration, and sequential art.


Students learn how to create an effective design through the exploration of digital and print media. As part of the graphic design program, students complete a summer internship with a professional design agency or company, and learn by doing it themselves.

Why this program 
  • According to, a national graphic market analysis organization, 91% of employers prefer a job candidate to have a degree.

  • CWU’s graphic arts program ranks in the top 10% among graphic arts programs in the U.S. (and #1 in Washington), according to the web site, Graphic

Contact Information 
Gregg Schlanger
Possible Search Names 
graphics, graphic design, art

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