Department of Art
The Department

Graphic Design Programs at MC

Mississippi College Department of Art proudly offers both Baccalaureate and Master's level degrees in Graphic Design. The primary goal of our curriculum is to educate students about the needs of our industry and the purposes of effective visual communication.  We train our students using the most current industry-standard software.

Follow a link below to learn about the coursework requred for each of our degree programs

Scholarships

Click here to access the undergraduate Art Department Scholarship application

Click here to access the graduate Art Department Scholarship application

Graphic Design, B.A. 
University Core Curriculum - 43 hours
        -   Includes classes for English, History, Bible, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, and Chapel. *
             
Modern Laguages - 12 hours
        -   Students must complete the intermediate or sophomore-level courses in their chosen language.  Students with one high school unit may enter course 102 of the same language and thereby waive 3 hours of this requirement; those with two high school units may enter course 201, waiving 6 hours.
       
Art Core Curriculum - 31 hours
    ART   101   Basic Design I pdf
    ART   102   Basic Design II pdf
    ART   203   Drawing I pdf
    ART   204   Drawing II
    ART   303   Drawing III pdf
    ART  

211
or 212

  Acrylic Painting: Non-Figurative or Oil Painting: Non-Figurative pdf
    ART   403   Illustration pdf
    ART   407   History of Art I pdf
    ART   408   History of Art II pdf
    ART   475   Aesthetics pdf
    ART   499   Senior Art Exhibit
             
Graphic Design Concentration - 30 hours
    ART   205   Intro. To Graphics Software pdf
    ART   215   Graphic Design I pdf
    ART   216   Graphic Design II pdf
    ART   315   Graphic Design III pdf
    ART   316   Graphic Design IV pdf
    ART   414   Web Design I ** pdf
    ART   420   Web Design II pdf
    ART   415   Graphic Design Portfolio I pdf
    ART   416   Graphic Design Portfolio II pdf
    ART   474   Professional Internship pdf
             
General Education - 12 hours
One of the following courses in Communication, Journalism, or English
    COM   335   Electronic Cinematography
    COM   336   Television Workshop I
    COM   338   Mass Media Survey
    COM   443   Public Relations
    JOU   333   Journalism I
    JOU   452   Professional Writing
    ENG   452   Professional Writing
             
The following courses in Business
    MKT   381   Marketing
    MKT   485   Integrated Marketing Communications
             
One of the following courses in Communication
    COM  

202
or 203

  Interpersonal Communication or Professional Communication
             
Elective - 3 hours
        -   May be any 3 hour course
 

TOTAL - 131 hours

* The Fine Arts requirement will be met through required art history courses.
** Meets the university technology requirement

  † Course titles and numbers are subject to change.

 

Graphic Design, B.S. 
University Core Curriculum - 43 hours
        -   Includes classes for English, History, Bible, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, and Chapel. *
             
Art Core Curriculum - 37 hours
    ART   101   Basic Design I pdf
    ART   102   Basic Design II pdf
    ART   203   Drawing I pdf
    ART   204   Drawing II
    ART   303   Drawing III pdf
    ART  

211
or 212

  Acrylic Painting: Non-Figurative or Oil Painting: Non-Figurative pdf
    ART   403   Illustration pdf
    ART   407   History of Art I pdf
    ART   408   History of Art II pdf
    ART   475   Aesthetics pdf
    ART   499  

Senior Art Exhibit

    ART   -   Art Elective (3 hour)
    ART   -   Art Elective (3 hour)
 
Graphic Design Concentration - 33 hours
    ART   205   Intro. to Graphics Software pdf
    ART   215   Graphic Design I pdf
    ART   216   Graphic Design II pdf
    ART   315   Graphic Design III pdf
    ART   316   Graphic Design IV pdf
    ART   414   Web Design I ** pdf
    ART   420   Web Design II pdf
    ART   415   Graphic Design Portfolio I pdf
    ART   416   Graphic Design Portfolio II pdf
    ART   474   Professional Internship pdf
    ART   481   Digital Photography I pdf
   

 

       
             
General Education - 15 hours
Two of the following courses in Communication, Journalism, or English
    COM   335   Electronic Cinematography
    COM   336   Television Workshop I
    COM   338   Mass Media Survey
    COM   443   Public Relations
    JOU   333   Journalism I
    JOU   452   Professional Writing
    ENG   452   Professional Writing
             
The following courses in Business
    MKT   381   Marketing
    MKT   485   Integrated Marketing Communications
             
One of the following courses in Communication
    COM  

202
or 203

  Interpersonal Communication or Professional Communication
             
Elective - 3 hours
        -   May be any 3 hour course
 

TOTAL - 131 hours

* The Fine Arts requirement will be met through required art history courses.
** Meets the university technology requirement

 † Course titles and numbers are subject to change.

 

Graphic Design, M.F.A.
University Core Curriculum - 12 hours
    ART   6507   Research Topics in Art History: Artists pdf
    ART   6508   Research Topics in Art History: Periods or Styles pdf
    ART   6563   Studio Thesis I pdf
    ART   6564   Studio Thesis II pdf
             
Graphic Design Courses - 30 hours
30 semester hours in graphic design or graphic design-related courses as approved by the graduate faculty from the following:
18 credit hours must be taken in Graphic Design Courses
    ART   5415   Graduate Graphic Design I pdf
    ART   5416   Graduate Graphic Design II pdf
    ART   6801   Typography pdf
    ART   6802   History of Graphic Design
    ART   6804   Interactive Design
    ART   6803   Group Critique Workshop
    ART   6805   Media Portfolio
    ART   6806   Digital Portfolio
  Graphic Design-related Electives (12 sem. hrs.) 
    ART   5474   Professional Internship
    ART   5403   Illustration pdf
    ART   5305   Computer Illustration pdf
    ART   5481   Graduate Photography pdf
    ART   6117   Communicating the Gospel Through Art pdf
    ART   5421   Special Projects
    ART   5422   Special Projects
    ART   6591   Field Studies (1 hour)
    ART   6592   Field Studies (2 hour)
    ART   6593   Field Studies (3 hour)
 
Approved elective graduate courses in art - 18 hours
    ART   5203   Graduate Perspective Drawing pdf
    ART   5204   Graduate Figure Drawing pdf
    ART   5318   Graduate Printmaking: Non-Figurative pdf
    ART   5406   History of Modern Art pdf
    ART   5411   Pastel Painting: Non-Figurative pdf
    ART   5412   Pastel Painting: Figurative pdf
    ART   5434   Sculptural Techniques in Papermaking pdf
    ART   6101   Graduate Design pdf
    ART   6207   Curriculum Development in Studio Art pdf
    ART   6208   Theories of Art Education pdf
    ART   6411   Special Projects in Pastel I
    ART   6412    Special Projects in Pastel II
    ART   6475   Aesthetics and Art Criticism pdf
    ART   6511   Watercolor Painting: Non-Figurative pdf
    ART   6512   Watercolor Painting: Figurative pdf
    ART   6318   Special Projects in Printmaking I pdf
    ART   6319   Special Projects in Printmaking II pdf
    ART   6513   Oils/Acrylics Painting: Non-Figurative pdf
    ART   6514   Oils/Acrylics Painting: Figurative pdf
    ART   6523   Special Projects in Watercolor I pdf
    ART   6524   Special Projects in Watercolor II pdf
    ART   6543   Special Projects in Oil/Acrylic I pdf
    ART   6544   Special Projects in Oil/Acrylic II pdf
Three-dimensional electives by permission
    ART   5431   Graduate Sculpture I pdf
    ART   5432   Graduate Sculpture II pdf
    ART   5434   Sculptural Techniques in Papermaking pdf
    ART   5451   Ceramics: Glaze Formulation pdf
    ART   5452   Ceramics: Wheel Throwing pdf
    ART   6431   Graduate Sculpture III pdf
    ART   6432   Graduate Sculpture IV pdf
    ART   6433   Special Projects in Sculpture pdf
    ART   6434   Special Projects in Sculpture pdf
    ART   6551   Ceramics: Hand-Build Methods pdf
    ART   6552   Ceramics: Surface Enrichment pdf
    ART   6553   Special Projects in Ceramics pdf
    ART   6554   Special Projects in Ceramics pdf

TOTAL - 60 hours

 † Course titles and numbers are subject to change.



The Department of Art Mississippi CollegeClinton, Mississippi 39058