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Graphic Design at BHSU combines the worlds of Mass Communications and Art to take your talents to a new height. With a curriculum focused on the creation and manipulation of graphics, images, drawing, and photos, you'll speak to the world through your graphic design work.

This degree will give you the necessary graphic and computer design skills and the experience to prepare you for an exciting, cutting-edge career in advertising, publishing, or public relations.

The Graphic Design BFA at BHSU offers:

  • Hands-on experience with the "Jacket Journal" student newspaper, where you can showcase your talents in desktop publishing, design, or writing.
  • Opportunities to work in front of the camera, behind the microphone, or behind the scenes at the student-run television and radio stations.
  • Internship opportunities throughout the Black Hills will sharpen your skills and introduce you to potential employers.
  • Student organizations that enhance your classroom experiences with field trips, art shows and graphic design competitions.

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Black Hills State University has always been an amazing place to begin your life's journey.
With an award-winning photography department, a top-rated graphic design program, and an incredibly diverse studio art department.
Black Hills State delivers a world-class education in Spearfish, South Dakota. And now, BHSU is proud to offer three new Bachelor of Fine Art degrees in: photography, studio art, and graphic design.
Find out how to begin your journey at Black Hills State University by visiting

*Current students, please refer to the DegreeWorks Dashboard in MyBHSU to confirm your major requirements.

Contact Info

Gina Gibson
Phone: (605)-642-6007

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799