Graphic Design and Media (Bachelor of Arts)
Interested in graphic design? Students who pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in graphic design and media from Creighton University receive a well-rounded education in print and Web design, interactive multimedia, video and still photography, typography and animation. Getting your B.A. in graphic design and media from Creighton will prepare you for a successful career in a dynamic field.
Numerous internship and freelance opportunities help students build portfolios that lead to jobs in public relations and advertising agencies, graphic design firms and businesses and nonprofits. Additionally, graphic design majors have the opportunity to work on our award-winning student newspaper, The Creightonian.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for graphic designers is $44,150. Within 6 months of graduation, 96% of Creighton’s College of Arts and Sciences graduates are employed, enrolled in graduate school or volunteering in their field.
As a graphic design major, you’ll be well prepared for a job in your field right after college. In addition, you’ll have strong writing and analytical skills that are essential for pursing a graduate degree in computer science, communication or other fields.
- Multimedia and Photojournalism Track
- Graphic Design Track
- Critical thinking skills
- How to utilize the latest software
- Design techniques for print and Web design, interactive multimedia, video, still photography, typography and animation
- Backpack Journalism
Backpack Journalism is a collaborative effort between Journalism, Media & Computing and the Department of Theology. Become a backpack journalist – with a theological perspective – during a study abroad trip. You’ll help write, shoot and edit a socially conscious documentary and contribute to a multimedia blog. “Esperanza,” the first Backpack Journalism project, won several regional awards.
- The Creightonian
- Public Relations Student Society of America
Internships are available both on and off campus. Graphic design and media students from Creighton intern at major news organizations, large Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies, and advertising agencies in Omaha, across the nation and around the world.