Graphic Design

The Department of Fine Arts offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a Graphic Design concentration. You’ll spend most of your time getting practical, hands-on experience, guided by experienced faculty. Class sizes tend to be small which promotes student and faculty interaction. In professional practice, graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for applications such as websites, motion graphic animations, advertisements, packaging, magazines, and logos.

Courses in drawing, digital photography, computer graphics, and typography will give you the technical mastery of the skills you’ll need to take a project from conception to completion. You’ll build a professional portfolio, and many AUM Graphic Design students get paid internships at firms like Stamp Idea Group in Montgomery that lead to permanent jobs after graduation.

“I Learned to Communicate Like a Professional”

Points of Pride

  • BFA candidates have the opportunity to exhibit their works in a solo exhibition at the Cason McDermott Art Gallery on the AUM campus. 
  • AUM Graphic Design students routinely submit their work to national and local shows and exhibitions and competitions, often earning top prizes.
  • Graphic design students have access to two Mac Labs filled with state of the art equipment. One is geared toward animation and one toward print work. The labs are equipped with the Adobe Creative Suite and additional software such as Maya and Zbrush.
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Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

Graphic designers work in advertising agencies, marketing departments, government agencies, universities and a variety of settings in private enterprise.  With the right experience, some graphic designers move up to an art director position or work as multimedia artists and animators, developing visual effects for various forms of media and entertainment.

U.S Bureau of Labor statistic sample
JobsMedian PayJob Growth through 2028
Multimedia artist/animator$72,520 per year4%
Graphic designer$50,370 per year3%
Art director$92,780 per year1%

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Soaring Warhawks

  • Brittany Roberson was the Outstanding Student for the Department of Fine Arts and the Chancellor’s Scholar for the College of Arts and Sciences in Spring 2018. Ms. Roberson is the 2019-2020 president of the Montgomery chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
  • Anna Hudman is a Set Designer at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Fla.
  • Chris Mills is Art Director at Razorfish, Atlanta.
  • Shayna Roldan Eldridge is a user experience designer at Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • Daniel Fuller owns Lux Original, a boutique marketing company specializing in real estate and small business media
  • Preston Collins works at Auburn University as a graphic designer for the Athletics Dept.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards

Course #Course Name
VISU 2702Digital Foundations
VISU 2722Typography I
VISU 2732Design Techniques
VISU 4742Advertising Art

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