New graphic arts and design major prepares students for various careers

New graphic arts and design major prepares students for various careers
July 19, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

7192010_graphicartswebjpgWeb page design. Book and fashion illustration. Multimedia. Photography. Exhibit and interior design. A degree in Graphic Arts and Design can open the door to a number of careers.

Beginning with the Fall 2010 semester, Benedictine University will offer a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Arts and Design. The Graphic Arts and Design major will provide a well-rounded, liberal arts preparation for students seeking entry into graduate study or entry-level employment in a field related to graphic arts and design.

The program is designed to educate students to solve creative problems within art and design, including those involving issues of technical, aesthetic and conceptual knowledge; to familiarize students with a variety of philosophical and stylistic approaches to contemporary art and design; and to build incentives and connect students to the job market through internships.

The major will be offered through the College of Liberal Arts.

For more information about the new major in Graphic Arts and Design, contact the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300 or by e-mail at admissions@ben.edu.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.