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Graphic Design

The Middle Tennessee State University Art Department offers a B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design that focuses on the theory and of visual communication. The primary goal of our program is to teach students that graphic design is much more than visual solution, but rather a creative process for solving problems. Students completing the Graphic Design program will have acquired the formal, technical, and conceptual skills necessary for an entry-level position in the graphic design industry.

Our facility offers two well equipped computer labs with the following resources:


  • 65 Apple G5 computer work stations all running OSX
  • eight 2Ghz Pentium III PCs
  • 10 flatbed scanners
  • two film scanners
  • two 35mm slide scanners
  • six black-and-white LaserWriter printers
  • one duplexing 11x17 laser printer
  • eight 5 megapixel digital cameras
  • four Canon mini dv video cameras

Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
Macromedia Studio MX including Flash, Freehand, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Director
DVD Studio Pro, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Soundstudio Pro, Motion
Quark 6
Microsoft Office for OSX

Faculty Teaching in Graphic Design:

Barry Buxkamper:
J. Seth Johnson:
Noel Lorson:
Jean Nagy: