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Art & Design

Graphic Design, Marketing, Photography, Studio Art, Digital Media, Art Education

  • Major
  • Minor
  • Emphases (4)

Express your creativity.


Our major in art & design offers emphases in graphic design, graphic design marketing, graphic design photography and studio, as well as an art teaching licensure and minors in studio 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.

Program Emphases

  • Graphic Design

  • Graphic Design Marketing

  • Graphic Design Photography

  • Studio Art

Featured Art & Design Student Story

Ceramics studio
  • “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.

Additional Programs

  • 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 Licensure

    Teaching Art in the Public Schools (PK-12)

  • Minors

    Minors are available in both Graphic Design and Studio Art.

Explore Art & Design

Hess Drawing Studio
  • Explore the space.

    Hess Fine Arts Center, Virtual Tour

    Take a 360° virtual tour of the studios and labs in Hess - home to the Art & Design program at McPherson College.

  • Student Work

    2020 Senior Art Show, Virtual Exhibit

    The 2020 graduating seniors in Art & Design showcase their work in a virtual gallery. Hear from the artists and view their studio art, photography and graphic design projects.

  • Meet the Faculty

    Art & Design Professors, Zoom Discussion

    Hear from the faculty of the Art & Design department as they discuss the majors, curriculum and opportunities available to students.

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Experiences & Outcomes

  • Etch

    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.

  • Wichita AIGA Student Portfolio Forum

    AIGA Competition

    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 .