David McGill, MFA


Professor Emeritus, Department of Art

Professor David McGill, MFA, was in developing the Graphic Design program at APU, leaving 14 years of professional Design experience. He has worked in the corporate sector as an art director, publications supervisor, graphic designer and photographer. McGill integrated his skill and experience in the development of the Department of Art and Design undergraduate graphic design curriculum. He has been an active member of the University and College Design Association, presenting papers in Design Education and Technology at national conferences. McGill is now serving as a Faculty Fellow in the Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology and is the current Adobe Campus Leader for Azusa Pacific University, working with the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.


  • MFA, California State University, Fullerton
  • BA, University of Redlands, California

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)


  • Computer Technology in Graphic Design
  • Scenic Design for Theater
  • Design Education
  • Logo Design and Branding

Courses Taught

  • ART 120 – Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • ART 281 – Graphic Design I
  • ART 446 – Graphic Design Processes