Master of Graphic Design (OSAD)

The OSAD Master of Arts in Graphic Arts program is designed to prepare future artists for positions as lead designers, art directors, academia, and visual communicators in the world of 21st century Christian mission. This program provides students with research, practical, and analysis based education in the visual arts through exposure to professional example and understanding of industry standards.

Program Objectives

In the context of Olivet University's mission, completion of the Master of Arts in Graphic Arts program will enable students to:

      Skills: exercise technical skills necessary to produce a professional level portfolio that matches or exceeds industry standards.
      Leadership: Be prepared for effective Christian leadership in the field of graphic Arts.
      Research: Conduct independent research demonstrating the ability to transform concepts into visual form.
      Biblical: Articulate biblical and theological understanding of art and design.
      Mission: Actively contribute to the shaping of a meaningful visual culture by composing a thesis project in collaboration with Christian ministries, organizations, academic and professional industry practitioners.

Course Listings

History of Graphic Design
Making Idea Visible
Advanced Digital Imaging
Digital Design Studio
Advanced Typography I
Advanced Interface Design
Advanced Interactive Design
Advanced Usability
Advanced Typography II
Publication Design
Advanced Identity
Final Design Project Research
Independent Design Project
Ministry Practicum