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The Graphic Art major is for students who enjoy expressing ideas visually and would like to pursue a career in commercial art—whether graphic design, digital art, illustration, animation, or photography. Whether in print or online, strong and effective visual communicators are always in demand.
Taylor’s art courses require experimentation and hands-on work as you put artistic principles and theories into action. You’ll build a professional portfolio as you learn to use art to effectively communicate messages, stories, and ideas. As a Graphic Art major, you’ll also gain foundational art skills and develop your artistic voice, while learning to harness it to communicate thoughts and ideas.
All Art students take courses within a core Art curriculum. These courses give you a well-rounded view of art, building a solid foundation in drawing, 2D art, 3D design, art history, and faith integration for the rest of the Art program. You will produce work for clients, develop expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and apply visual communication principles to project-based classes. Seniors showcase their compiled portfolios beside their best works at an exhibition in Metcalf Gallery.
Core art classes prepare students to branch out into more specific areas of study, and every student pursuing a degree in Graphic Art degree chooses one of the following concentrations:
With a Graphic Art—Design concentration, your classes will focus on typography, editorial design, layout, prepress, branding, packaging design, web design, and web animation.
Students interested in a Graphic Art—Illustration concentration focus on drawing, painting, storyboarding, visual voice, and visual narrative. Illustration students will study and practice how to tell stories visually, learn character development techniques, and experiment with a variety of digital and tangible mediums, from water-based media to Adobe Illustrator.
With a Graphic Art—Photography concentration, you will focus on studio and location portraiture, photo illustration, and commercial genres like food, fashion and advertising images, as well as digital tools and analog darkroom techniques. View a portfolio of our photo courses.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.
Feb 17, 2022
Students interested in the Arts can gain practical experience by joining the student-led Birrama Creative team.Read Article
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Dec 17, 2021
Bouw’s work, images from his book Lantaka, were selected for the exhibition and book to be published by the Society of Illustrators.Read Article
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A Painting II class took their talents off the canvas and onto a building, creating a stunning display for Mama Pearson’s Soaporium in Gas City.Read Article
Sep 02, 2020
Internships and networking opportunities can make all the difference when looking for career experience and job connections.Read Article
May 01, 2020
In Taylor’s Art program, students find artistic inspiration and an experience-based foundation that prepares them for future work in their careers.Read Article