The graphic design program takes a traditional Bauhaus approach to subject matter. Students begin with basic principles and historical overviews of visual art and design. As students progress, further specialization in design topics occupies upper division courses. Course subject matter includes typography, print publications, branding, logo design, digital photography, web design, motion design, animation and interactive/mobile applications. Students complete their education with client-based projects preparing them for future employment and simulating a contemporary studio environment. An internship requirement exposes students to the professional workplace.
The philosophy of the design program is to create leaders in the design community who can originate, develop and produce a wide range of messages in any media. The program strives to create functional, usable and aesthetically appropriate solutions to the increasingly complex design problems encountered in society. While production skills are essential, especially for entry-level designers, the ability to manage and continually improve skill sets, regardless of the technological future, will allow individuals the best opportunity for advancement in the profession.
With a degree in Art, some career paths and fields include:
- Graphic Designer
- Web Designer
- Motion Designer
- Mass Media Communications
What Do You Have To Look Forward To?
Graduates aspire to use the technical and intellectual skills learned at ORU to participate in the professional workplace. Students are prepared to self-motivate and self-educate as necessary to adapt to the unknown future technology or society may bring.
The highest compliment a professor and an art department can receive is a successful student, and our students are successful!
- Jason Rodriquez: Addy Award recipient as a Junior Graphic Design Video Major
- Shannon Garvin Moore: Graphic Design Print Major, recipient of four Addy and four Graphex Awards
- Brian Pohl: Graphic Design Video Major, animator for Industrial Light and Magic
- Matt Steele: Graphic Design Video Major, animator for Dreamworks
- Darold Oniwa and Edward Buntario: Video Graphics at Channel 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
In addition, the Art Department boasts two dozen designers working in Tulsa alone.
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Last updated February 10, 2018