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Schreiner University offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Communication Design. Communication Design is the industry recognized term for the ever-expanding field of graphic design.

Graphic Communication Design

A Major in Communication Design consists of the following upper level courses:

ART 3310
DESN 3322
DESN 3350
DESN 3430
DESN 4302
DESN 4351
DESN 4360
DESN 4398
DESN 4399

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This comprehensive undergraduate program is noted for its real-world experiences, by introducing students to client work in graphic design courses. Intended to prepare them for working professionally as designers after graduation, the Visual Arts Department seeks to provide students a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills relative to visual communications across a variety of print and electronic based medium.

The Visual Arts Department seeks to provide students an environment contributing to creative research, analysis and problem solving relative to universal principles of design, while incorporating marketable technical skills utilized by communication designers today through exploration of traditional and emerging visual art and design media.

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Katy Campbell
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
Communication Design & Arts Management

Classes Taught
ART 2304: Computer Illustration
ART 2360: Introduction to Electronic Media
ART 2450: Typography I
ART 3430: Typography II
ART 4312: Motion Graphics
ART 4360: Professional Portfolio
ART 4370: Illustration for Design
ART 4399: Senior Project in Communication Design

Activities

  • Advisor, AIGA Student Group
  • College Art Association
  • Design History Society
  • Design Studies Forum
  • Texas Association of Schools of Art

Education

  • BFA in Design Communication
    Texas Tech University
  • MFA in Special Effects Animation
    Digital Media Arts College

About Kathryn
I am a Communication Designer by education and trade. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University in Design Communication, Cum Laude. I also hold a Master of Fine Arts degree from Digital Media Arts College in Special Effects Animation, Magna Cum Laude.

My main area of focus, both professionally and in education, has been in the Communication Design and Advertising fields. I have a varied background working for larger advertising agencies, small boutique firms, in-house marketing and graphics as well as having my own freelance business. These experiences have allowed for a wide range of knowledge and opportunities, which guides my lectures and project assignments. I encourage questions and hope that my students take the initiative and push the boundary of an assignment. My role as a professor is a guide and sounding board for ideas and inspiration. I promote a classroom atmosphere that allows for the possibility of growth and that does not intimidate, but encourages questioning and facilitates dialogue; this is central to my teaching philosophy.

I believe that teaching is much more than a one way presentation of ideas; it is an interactive dialogue, a two way communication that often leads to a transformational learning experience. As an educator, an open and responsible dialogue is a personal objective that is multifold and interconnected, combining characteristics and traits that include openness, knowledge, and passion, to form a foundation for a truly rewarding relationship.