Express your creativity.
Our major in visual arts offers emphases in graphic design, graphic design marketing, graphic design photography and studio, as well as an art teaching licensure and a minor in visual arts or graphic design to fit your specialized interests.
Whether you want to make art with a computer, a camera or your own hands, McPherson’s art & design program will allow you to hone your skills and find a career that takes those passions to the next level.
Graphic Design Marketing
Graphic Design Photography
Featured Art & Design Student Story
“The availability of resources that we have is great. I like being able to go into the studio and paint or go use the computer lab whenever I want.”Abigail Briscoe '22, Studio Art/Politics & History
It’s easy for Abigail to find ways to express her creativity and improve her artistic skills especially with all the resources available to her in the art department. From studio space to computers everything she needs is at her disposal whenever she needs it.
Digital Media Major
With an emphasis in Communication or Visual Design this major will be prepare you for a career in the growing digital media industry.
Teaching Art in the Public Schools (PK-12)
Minors are available in both Graphic Design and Studio Art.
Experiences & Outcomes
Etch is a student-run, non-profit marketing and graphic design firm created by MC students. Etch offers professional graphic design and marketing services to non-profit organizations, asking only that they consider a donation to help cover costs.
Every year AIGA provides an opportunity for students to enter in a portfolio competition where both local and national professionals in art and design come to give advice, guide workshops, and network with students. McPherson College has built a legacy of winning in the local Wichita chapter, winning awards the last 5 years and best overall portfolio in 2016, 2017, and 2018 .
Faculty & Staff
- Professor of Graphic Design
- Department Chair & Executive Director of Art & Design
- Assistant Professor of Photography, Art, and Design
- Assistant Professor of Art
- Assistant Professor of Digital Media