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Graphic Design and Film (Bachelor of Arts)

Interested in graphic design and film? Students who pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in graphic design and film from Creighton receive a well-rounded education in print and digital design,  video and still photography, typography and animation. Earning a degree in graphic design and film will prepare you for a successful career in a dynamic field.

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Program Details

As a graphic design and film major, you’ll be well prepared for a job in your field right after college. You’ll learn how to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate a variety of audiences. In addition, you’ll have strong writing and analytical skills that are essential for pursing a graduate degree in computer science, communications or other fields.

Graphic design and film students at Creighton learn:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • How to utilize the latest software
  • Design techniques for print and digital design, video, still photography, typography and animation

Creighton also offers specializations in:

  • Graphic Design
  • Filmmaking

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Molly Misek
“Creighton’s design program introduced me to so many creative career opportunities. I’ve succeeded as a designer, photographer and writer because of the mentorship I received from my professors, who influence my life and my art to this day.”
— Molly Misek, Graphic Design alumna
Megan Carroll
“The design program helped me develop strong foundational skills. I’m grateful for learning how to give and receive criticism, a skill that is crucial to my current work as a filmmaker and screenwriter.”
— Megan Carroll, Graphic Design alumna
Tim Guthrie
“We are a nimble, innovative program teaching everything from VR, interaction design, 3D printing to filmmaking and traditional graphic design. Computer science and journalism round out our department and give students a distinct edge in the real world.”
— Tim Guthrie, MFA, Professor of Graphic Design, Director of the Film Program

Backpack Journalism

Backpack Journalism is a collaborative effort between Computer Science, Design and Journalism and the Department of Theology. Become a backpack journalist—with a theological perspective—during a study-abroad trip. You’ll help write, shoot and edit a socially conscious documentary and contribute to a blog. “Esperanza,” the first Backpack Journalism project, won several regional awards.

The Creightonian

Write, edit and help lead The Creightonian, Creighton’s weekly campus newspaper, published every Friday during the fall and spring semesters.

Public Relations Student Society of America

Creighton’s Public Relations Student Society of America brings Computer Science, Design and Journalism students together with professional public relations practitioners and provides career advantages.

Internships are available both on and off campus. Graphic design and film students from Creighton intern at major news organizations, large Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies, and advertising agencies in Omaha, across the nation and around the world.

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