Art majors find internships at local companies and production firms as well as through the Chicago Semester Program. Internships provide opportunities to work with organizations in the field and use their equipment, programs, and technical support. It is not unusual for companies to hire students following their internship experiences.

Graphic design students design projects for clients including such things as t-shirt designs, logos and signage, event posters, and brochures. In advanced graphics classes students work with off-campus vendors and customers and learn to write copy that works with the design. They assist with production pieces printed on campus in the well-equipped college copy center and gain critical understanding of the computer output printing process. They also have an opportunity to become a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) through our Dordt College Student Group.

Logos designed by Dordt students have been selected for use by several nonprofit organizations, including Siouxland Blood Bank, Royale Meadows Health Center, Central Minnesota Christian schools, and IAPCHE (International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education).

Students can also build a portfolio and gain practical experience during your college years by working with the college newspaper, yearbook, art journals, or other freelance opportunities.