Diné College BFA Graphic Design Students Shine Bright with Winning Art Entries

Diné College BFA Graphic Design Students Shine Bright with Winning Art Entries

5 December 2023

TSAILE, AZ — Diné College is proud to announce the outstanding achievements of two Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Graphic Design students, Rowena W. and Scott Tom, whose exceptional artistic talents have been recognized in prestigious competitions.

Rowena W., a dedicated BFA Graphic Design major, recently earned acclaim for her submission to the Los Angeles Photography Awards. Her captivating photo, entered in the Open Theme category, stood out among the submissions, securing her a well-deserved victory. Rowena shared her journey, stating, “After entering the Indigeverse, I decided to take a chance and enter another competition, The Los Angeles Photography Awards. To my surprise, my photo was selected as the winner in the Open Theme category.” This accomplishment not only highlights Rowena’s individual talent but also reflects the high caliber of education and mentorship provided by the Graphic Design program at Diné College.

The second distinguished student, Scott Tom, also a BFA Graphic Design major, emerged victorious in the National Urban Indian Family Coalition Democracy is Indigenous Call for Artists contest. His winning submission will take a prominent place as one of the leading pieces of artwork the organization plans to showcase in 2024. Scott’s success not only reflects his artistic brilliance but also emphasizes the capacity of graphic design to contribute meaningfully to societal dialogues and causes.

The BFA Graphic Design program at Diné College emphasizes a comprehensive curriculum that nurtures creativity, technical proficiency, and cultural relevance. The curriculum, designed to foster innovation and cultural expression, equips students with the tools to excel in diverse competitions and real-world applications. As we celebrate these achievements, Diné College looks ahead to the Spring 2024 semester, where aspiring graphic designers can enroll in a range of classes designed to deepen their understanding and mastery of the craft.

The Graphic Design program at Diné College extends its heartfelt congratulations to Rowena W. and Scott Tom for their outstanding achievements. Their success serves as an inspiration to their fellow students and a testament to the program’s commitment to nurturing and showcasing exceptional talent.

Diné College is the first tribally controlled college, established in 1968. As a postsecondary educational institution, Diné College awards associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, a master’s degree, and certificates in areas important to the economic and social development of the Navajo Nation. To comply with the College mission, personalized instruction is guaranteed to each student because of the low student-faculty ratio. All are welcome to apply.


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