Department of Art & Design

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368


You’ll be well prepared for a successful career in a variety of fields, including animation, graphic design, illustration or web design.

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What Sets Us Apart

Graphic design is the art of blending creativity and technology to visually communicate ideas, messages, and stories. It’s the dynamic force behind the logos, websites, advertisements, and visual content that shape our modern world. At McMurry University, our Multimedia and Graphic Design program is your gateway to mastering this influential field. Our program fosters your artistic talents while equipping you with the technical skills needed to bring your visions to life. Explore your creativity in a supportive and innovative environment. You will stay ahead in the ever-evolving field of graphic design with a curriculum that reflects the latest industry trends while learning from experienced faculty who are passionate about their craft. We believe in the value of real-world experiences through hands-on projects, internships, and collaboration with local businesses. Upon graduation, you will have built a robust portfolio that showcases your creative prowess. This portfolio will be your calling card when seeking internships and employment in the competitive design industry. You will also have the opportunity to study the arts abroad and participate in regular galleries and art shows (on campus and in the community). A degree (BA or BFA) in Multimedia and Graphic Design opens doors to a wide range of career possibilities. Whether you’re interested in branding, web design, advertising, or illustration, our program prepares you for success.


What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia and Graphic Design

You’ll complete at least 120 credit hours, not including developmental courses. At least 39 hours will be at an advanced level.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Multimedia and Graphic Design

All degrees require a minimum of 120 credit hours, excluding developmental courses. A minimum of 39 credit hours must be advanced level.


With a degree in Multimedia and Graphic Design from McMurry University, you’ll open the door to a kaleidoscope of exhilarating career opportunities that are as diverse as they are rewarding. You’ll be at the forefront of shaping the visual world, influencing culture, leaving your mark on society alongside other McMurry graduates. Your degree will allow you to become a Graphic Designer, UI/UX Designer, Motion Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Art Director, Creative Director, Animator, Content Creator, Videographer, and more.

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