Careers in Art and Design

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Picture Yourself in a Career in Art & Design

Our B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design at Middle Tennessee State University guides students through the creative process while they build a highly competitive educational foundation at a nationally accredited university. Our graduates are recruited for the top design jobs in the region and across the US. Our B.F.A. degree in Studio Art prepares students for a practice in a studio art, as a guest artist or lecturer — or even to apply to post-graduate programs in the Fine Arts. Our B.S. degree in Art Education can prepare you to be a future elementary or high school educator, and our B.A. and B.S. degrees in Art History programs open up career possibilities at galleries and museums.

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Graphic Design students meet creative industry professionals at The Department of Art & Design's Portfolio Review. (above) Students work independently in studio space and collaboratively in a variety of methods and media to gain career-building skills and experience. (below)

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  • Art Education: Mural, Practicum II Class Project
  • Graphic Design: Senior Project Exhibition
  • Illustration: Album Cover Project
  • Studio Art – Print Media: Book Arts and Letterpress
  • Studio Art: Ceramics, Intermediate Hand-building, Screen Vessel Project
  • Studio Art – Print Media: Printmaking
  • Graphic Design: Ad Project, detail
  • Studio Art: Painting
  • Foundations: Drawing II, detail
  • Graphic Design + Studio Art, Print Media Collaborative
  • Foundations: 3D Design
  • Studio Art: Ceramics, Hand-building, detail
  • Graphic Design: Publication
  • Foundations – Class Drawing Project
  • Studio Art: Painting, Painting II Class Selfie Project
  • Foundations: 3D Design, Wire Sculpture Project

Selected student art and design work from The Department of Art & Design.

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