Graphic Design

Graphic Design seeks students who are organized, goal-oriented, and interested in solving myriad design challenges. Before being accepted to the concentration, students must demonstrate outstanding conceptual & technical skills as well as the ability to package and present their work clearly and compellingly.

The undergraduate BFA graphic design program is enriched by ‘traditional students’ as well as those students who already work in full or part time capacity in graphic design related field.

Portfolios are reviewed at the end of each spring semester by all fulltime and part time faculty for acceptance to the BFA program. Portfolio content is specifically outlined in the PDF document link below, but in general includes all projects from GRD3000, 3150, and 3200.

Students learn graphic design principles through problem solving, and applying research, exploration, iteration and prototyping toward developing a solution which communicates clearly and compellingly. The program is generalist, allowing students to experience a wide gamut of the formats, media, content, and contexts of the ever-evolving design field.

After completing all coursework of the BFA program, all graphic design students must complete a Senior Portfolio Review before the fulltime faculty, and must also participate in a Senior Exit Exhibition.


The business of graphic design and the practical aspects of the profession are also key elements of the program. Students are required to complete at least one participate in internships during their BFA coursework. Our location in downtown Atlanta creates excellent opportunities to work with local, regional, national, and international firms, providing design students with a firm footing for their careers once they leave GSU. In addition to the permanent faculty, the program uses a diverse and rotating staff of guest instructors, each a prominent member of the professional design community. The professional teaching staff provides an important bridge between the academic program and the professional community.

For internship opportunities/programs, please contact: Meta Gary,

BFA Discipline Concentration Application 






B.F.A. Graphic Design Highlights