Take Your Design to the Next Level

When you study Graphic Design at Madonna University, you receive individualized attention and specialized instruction from industry professionals. Not only will you learn how to become a working graphic designer, you will begin practicing with real world projects in the classroom.

Create and grow your portfolio as you enhance the studio experience by taking advantage of internships and possible freelance projects! Working independently and within groups of other artists, you will gain experience with industry technologies and exposure to creative graphic design trends.

Degrees Offered


Student Success

Jacob O'Connell, '17

Graphic Design Alumni Jacob O'Connell

"I am a Jr. Motion Designer at GSTV in Detroit. I create motion graphics for the TV screens that you see at gas station pumps! Here (see above) is an example of my fun work!"

"What I liked about the Madonna University Graphic Design program was that the professors really helped lay down the groundwork to allow yourself to succeed. Robin, in particular, was a solid teacher and went out of her way to find opportunities for her students to grow independently of her classes."


Faculty Bios

Christine K. SeguinAssociate Professor, Art Department
Chair, Visual Arts Education

M.Ed., Ed.D. Wayne State University

B.A., University of Detroit


734-432-5711, 1611

Christine K. Seguin

Dr. Chris Seguin is an Associate Professor and the Art Department Chair. She advises students in the Fine Arts and Art Education (Art teacher certification) Majors.

Studio ceramics, art history and humanities courses are among the offerings Dr. Seguin enjoys teaching. A certified art teacher and a multi-media artist, Dr. Seguin is deeply interested in students actively developing their capacities of imagination, ingenuity and creativity for generating new ideas and developing innovation skills. Her scholarship focuses on the role of creativity in place-based education that supports local communities in becoming more environmentally aware, socially just and prosperous.

As a volunteer Dr. Seguin supports the Community Action Network (CAN) Art & Design programs in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She also leads the annual “Empty Bowls” initiatives at Madonna. This ongoing Service Learning Project engages students in ceramics courses and service organizations in supporting the work of the Gleaners Food Bank, which fights hunger across the Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties’ region.

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Robin M. WardInstructor, Graphic Design

M.A.T., Madonna University

B.F.A., College for Creative Studies


734-432-5710, 1609

Robin M. Ward

One of Robin’s favorite parts of teaching is staying actively connected to her former students as they move powerfully into the design field and become talented colleagues. It’s a delightful and common testament that graduates from Madonna University's Graphic Design program consistently reach back, expressing their gratitude, visiting with current graphic design students, and requesting Madonna Graphic Design students as interns or employees.

In addition to teaching, Robin has had a long career in graphic design, working for ad agencies, in house graphic design departments, and running her own graphic design and illustration business. Maintaining an active connection to Detroit’s graphic design community allows her to remain in tuned to current trends and technologies in the business as well as providing valuable lessons and connections with real world perspective for her students’ enrichment.

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