Increase your creative potential and visual acuity through a graphic design minor. Learn how to communicate efficiently, problem solve creatively, and design systems, processes, products, and interfaces with human users in mind.
Why should I study graphic design?
Design is an essential part of modern business. Employees in many different fields work with design components on a daily basis, because graphic images bring brands and products to life. Students minoring in graphic design gain a comprehensive understanding of the need for images and ways to create them through courses including art history, digital media, typography and upper-level graphic design. The skills learned in these classes are valuable assets that can set you apart in a wide range of professional environments.
What can I do with this degree?
With a graphic design minor, you'll be equipped to create, evaluate, and participate in graphic design initiatives and activities. A graphic design minor pairs well with majors such as business, communication, journalism, or art and positions students to work collaboratively on/with design teams.
What skills will I develop?
- From typography to web design, you’ll gain proficiency in industry-standard software
- An understanding of essential graphic design principles
- The ability to design for real-world projects and scenarios
- The ability to interface effectively with design teams and individuals in a professional setting
What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?
Get involved with Design Club
- Organize and participate in Bethel's twice-annual poster sale
- Attend local design lectures with the club
- Participate in professional and portfolio development activities
Gain internship experience
The Twin Cities area boasts numerous design shops, agencies, start-ups, and in-house design opportunities—allowing students to gain essential experiences outside the classroom. Recently, graphic design students have conducted internships with area design groups, publishing houses, in-house teams, and non-profits including:
- Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
- Urban Ventures
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After graduation I interned at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, which turned into a job. I also had the opportunity to show in Vienna, Austria, because of an invitation from a professor.Sarah Lee '12
Current job: Artist, Coordinator at Minnesota Center for Book Arts
The Art Department at Bethel was an incredibly formative place for me. You'll find kind and genuinely caring experts who will propel you forward in your artistic, spiritual, and professional journey and provide a unique, personalized experience.Elise Valley '10
Current job: Pre-K Through Grade 12 Art Teacher, Legacy Christian Academy
Art professors go above and beyond for students open to challenge as they pursue their art careers. Many Bethel alums are still active in the art world and have successful careers. We've developed a growing, active national alumni network.Allison Peller '08
Current job: Curator, First Things Gallery, New York City