Program of Study

If you are interested in advertising art, package design, publication design, computer graphics, motion graphics, illustration or marketing should major in art with an emphasis in graphic design. An art major's time frame for degree completion varies with each student, but can be obtained in four or five years.

The graphic design program requires the study of drawing, design history, two-dimensional and three-dimensional structure, typography, and photography. This visual commitment provides you with the experience to uniquely capture a consumer’s attention, and intrigue them enough to make them want to actively engage with your design. This program includes professional practice courses on publication design, Web design, portfolio development and career options.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

Graphic design majors are encouraged to join AIGA/ENMU, our student organization allied with the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).

Faculty and Advising

The art faculty is committed to responsible academic advising. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and know the current requirements for their programs. The University also has a reputable record regarding art students. The department is dedicated to providing you with the information and guidance you need to seek and attain internships.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Eastern New Mexico University is committed to helping students finance their education. In addition to grants, loans, and scholarships offered University-wide, the College of Fine Arts offers offers additional opportunities with ENMU Foundation Scholarships. Additionally, many Eastern New Mexico University students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

Career Opportunities

Graphic design majors can look forward to many careers including:

  • Advertising professional
  • Promotions and marketing manager
  • Art director
  • Animator
  • Production worker
  • Illustrator
  • Gallery manager
  • Teacher
  • Artist
  • Graphic designer in a variety of industries

High School Courses

If you are interested in graphic design, you should take as many art courses in your high school curriculum as you can.

Classes You'll Take at ENMU

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Arts with an Emphasis in Graphic Design degree, including the courses you will take when you're a graphic design major at Eastern.

About ENMU, Portales

Students choose Eastern New Mexico University for our personal touch, accredited academic programs and affordable costs. ENMU offers a variety of services to help students succeed in their academic, personal and professional lives. That's why our slogan is "Student Success–that's what it's all about!"