Kentucky Wesleyan College has been named one of BestColleges.com’s Best Online Bachelor’s in Graphic Design programs for 2019, ranked seventh in the nation. BestColleges ranks college programs based on a combination of factors including academic quality, affordability and online competency. The Kentucky Wesleyan program includes foundational and advanced graphic arts courses including drawing, typography, branding design, web design, print publication and animation. Students gain practical experience through two internships.
“This ranking reflects that our program is competitive and fosters professional quality work through one-on-one attention from experienced faculty who have worked in the field,” said Heather Logsdon, M.F.A., associate art professor and director of graphics, art and art education. “Our broad curriculum is competitive in teaching the skills needed for a fast-paced market with hands-on projects that support creative and critical thinking.”
Logsdon explained that graphic design education works well in a remote learning format because it encourages interdisciplinary skills from the creation process to writing/speaking effectively to community service experience for a broad range of knowledge. “We teach problem-solving skills in a creative online environment, and our internships lead to jobs because majors learn to master the software programs and are job ready to enter the field at a junior/senior level.”
Rebecca Francis, Ed.D., associate dean of the college and director of adult and online education, said of the ranking, “This is an exciting affirmation of what we already knew – that we provide a top quality and affordable program that prepares our students very well for the job market in a growing field. This is the second year we have been highly ranked by BestColleges. Professor Logsdon is a known leader in graphic design and directs a stellar program that serves our students well.”
BestColleges aggregates relevant institutional indicators to provide useful rankings that are grounded in statistical data and include survey results from participating schools. BestColleges assesses academic outcomes, affordability and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities. For more information on the rankings and methodology, see BestColleges.com.
Kentucky Wesleyan College offers six 100% online degree programs that allow flexibility for students to complete their education around their schedule. The programs provide the personal attention of an on-campus experience, but with the convenience of an online program through individualized online support. Learn more at kwc.edu/online.