According to the University of Arkansas, "The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design - often also referred to as visual design, visual communication design or visual communication - will prepare students to be proficient makers and thoughtful problem seekers and solvers in a four-year professional degree program. Students will work seamlessly across a range of media, working to identify appropriate solutions for audience and context. Students will be exposed to a rigorous curriculum covering research, theory, critical thinking, professional practices, conceptual idea-making, all while asking them to formally experiment and refine. The Graphic Design degree focuses on: typography, interactivity, branding and design research, each identified as strongly connected to the design industry, while incorporating the university research initiatives of the University of Arkansas."

Ability to Learn Digital Design PlatformsAccurate
Adobe AcrobatAdobe Creative Suite
Adobe FlashAdobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesignAdobe Photoshop
Aesthetic SenseAnalytical
ArithmeticAssertiveness
Attention to DetailColor Sense
CommunicationComposition
ComputerConfidence
ConsultationCreativity
Creative ThinkingCritical Thinking
CSSCustomer Service
Deadline ManagementDecision Making
DesignDesign Strategy
DreamweaverEstablishing Rapport
Estimating CostsExcel
FlashFlexibility
HTMLIllustration
InitiativeInterpersonal
iWork KeynoteLayout
ListeningMarketing
MultitaskingNegotiation
NetworkingOrganizational
Patience with Customers/StaffPerceptive about Client Needs
PhotographyPhotoshop
PlanningPowerPoint
PresentationPrinting
PrioritizingProduction
Project ManagementProofreading
QuarkXpressSales
SketchingSpacing
Storyboard CreationStrategic Thinking
TeamworkTime Management
TypographyUsability
Verbal CommunicationsVision
Visual CommunicationsVisual Problem Solving
Working CollaborativelyWorking Independently
Written CommunicationsWriting