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25 Undergraduate Studies in Communication Design

Those pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design are prepared for a dynamic career giving visual form to messages. Communication design majors earn strong foundations across a variety of fields including graphic design, media arts, and mass communication. Upon completion, graduates are prepared to begin careers in communication design or enter a higher education program of their choice. W… Read more

Those pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design are prepared for a dynamic career giving visual form to messages. Communication design majors earn strong foundations across a variety of fields including graphic design, media arts, and mass communication. Upon completion, graduates are prepared to begin careers in communication design or enter a higher education program of their choice.

What is a BA in Communication Design? A Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design is a liberal arts degree, which is awarded upon completion of the communication design undergraduate program. It typically takes three to four years to complete, although some programs may be shorter or longer in length depending on the institution and course load. Communication design majors study the art of turning informative, persuasive, and entertaining messages into powerful visuals that impact an audience and compel viewers to take action. Students may focus broadly on communication design or add an area of emphasis in graphic design, mass communication, or media arts, for example.

A bachelor’s degree in communication design gives students valuable skills in both creative and technical realms, a rare combination for those entering the work force. The program makes graduates competitive job applicants as employers look for incomers with conceptual thinking as well as creative problem solving abilities. During the program, students will also build a portfolio of work to show potential employers.

Costs fluctuate greatly from program to program and institution to institution. It may be more or less depending on the time length and course load required, as well as any areas of concentration students wish to add to their degree. It’s important to research potential schools and programs to ensure it is the right fit financially and academically.

Students who complete the BA in Communication Design are prepared for exciting careers in a variety of sectors. They may work as designers, strategic communication campaign managers, art and creative directors, and many other specialties. Communication design majors have the flexibility to work in many different industries, as nearly all professions are in need of the creative and technical skills garnered in the program.

Those who are interested in a BA in Communication Design can get started with the application process today. To simplify the search, feel free to peruse our extensive database of schools and programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

Study a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Design. This Design B.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Berlin, Germany.

Study a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Design. This Design B.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Berlin, Germany. -
BA BA
Full-time
7 semesters
English
Oct 2021
15 Aug 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

In hands-on projects, you will experience the entire workflow from finding ideas for technical implementation. You design apps, animations, posters, books, magazines, brand id ... +

In hands-on projects, you will experience the entire workflow from finding ideas for technical implementation. You design apps, animations, posters, books, magazines, brand identities, and more. Our practical approach prepares you to develop your creative personality and become a professional designer. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
01 Oct 2021
31 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme will provide you with the means to develop your creative abilities and design skills. You will develop an understa ... +

Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme will provide you with the means to develop your creative abilities and design skills. You will develop an understanding of key design principles and visual communication standards expected of this competitive industry. Arden’s flexible study mode allows you to develop your familiarity with digital mediums alongside image creation skills - all-around your existing commitments. You will delve into traditional and contemporary technologies to produce innovative and aesthetic designs as well as form an understanding of the critical, conceptual and historical background of art, design and visual culture. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Jun 2021
Online
 

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University of Europe for Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany +1 More

Communication is everything: ads, book covers, magazines, logos, apps, interfaces, Webdesign, or packaging design. Every day we encounter hundreds of visual messages. They all ... +

Communication is everything: ads, book covers, magazines, logos, apps, interfaces, Webdesign, or packaging design. Every day we encounter hundreds of visual messages. They all influence our thoughts and actions, and not just on account of their aesthetic value. They also convey multilayered content and emotions. As a communication designer or graphic designer, you'll find the best visual and creative expression for all messages, thereby resolving the issues that arise in design. -
BA
Full-time
6 semesters
English, German
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Our Creative Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Graphic Communication degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to solve complex graphic communication problems, work acro ... +

Our Creative Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Graphic Communication degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to solve complex graphic communication problems, work across a broad range of mediums, and anticipate and shape future emerging trends and needs. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth, United Kingdom

From the labelling in your clothes to the apps on your phone – Graphic Communication impacts every aspect of modern life. On this ambitious course, you’ll become part of a new ... +

From the labelling in your clothes to the apps on your phone – Graphic Communication impacts every aspect of modern life. On this ambitious course, you’ll become part of a new breed of professional designers empowering brands and inspiring community action on a global scale, through both traditional and hybrid design approaches. There’s never been a more exhilarating time to study graphic design as a discipline, as companies strive to cultivate culture and connect with their audience in new and unexpected ways. Discover what it takes to influence public conscience, capture imagination and provoke discussion through effective visual communication. If you’re interested in the role of graphic communication as a vehicle for change and idea transfer, this degree will equip you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to succeed at the forefront of the industry. From print publications to large-format advertising, user experience to data visualisation – you will learn how to make your ideas an online and offline reality. Grounded in a critical awareness of societal and cultural contexts, early-on you will be encouraged to adopt the mindset of a design professional. Through interdisciplinary experiments and collaborative projects, you’ll learn both specialist and generalist approaches to graphic communication, with a focus on the opportunities afforded by advances in new technologies. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Hong Kong

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Design aims to educate innovative and mindful problem-solvers who are sensitive to social needs and to equip them with the necessary i ... +

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Design aims to educate innovative and mindful problem-solvers who are sensitive to social needs and to equip them with the necessary intellectual, technical and managerial skills that will facilitate their development as designers who will shape contemporary culture and invent desirable futures. Students will be awarded one of the following titles upon successful fulfilment of the graduation requirements of the discipline concerned: BA(Hons) in Advertising Design (Stream Code: AD); BA(Hons) in Communication Design (Stream Code: CD); BA(Hons) in Environment and Interior Design (Stream Code: EID); or BA(Hons) in Product Design (Stream Code: PRD). -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
LCI Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Our Communication Design program focusses on art direction, design and storytelling - all the ingredients of creative advertising! The advertising industry is fast-paced, exci ... +

Our Communication Design program focusses on art direction, design and storytelling - all the ingredients of creative advertising! The advertising industry is fast-paced, exciting and highly innovative, using storytelling to build brand engagement. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Sabanci University
Istanbul, Turkey

The interdisciplinary educational approach embraced by Sabancı University aims to provide an ideal breeding ground for the education of the "new" artist and designer. The prog ... +

The interdisciplinary educational approach embraced by Sabancı University aims to provide an ideal breeding ground for the education of the "new" artist and designer. The program offers two different tracks, namely Visual Arts where the aim is the education of visual arts and Visual Communication Design where the aim is the education of interdisciplinary audio-visual communication designers. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
05 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

The 21st-century communication designer is one who not only develops a message content for printed or electronic media, with emphasis on aesthetics in media but also has the a ... +

The 21st-century communication designer is one who not only develops a message content for printed or electronic media, with emphasis on aesthetics in media but also has the ability to create new media channels to ensure the message reaches the target audience. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

Communication designers are creative thinkers and problem solvers who use a range of design methods, processes and techniques to create professional communication designs, suc ... +

Communication designers are creative thinkers and problem solvers who use a range of design methods, processes and techniques to create professional communication designs, such as posters, books, magazines, corporate identity programmes, packaging and websites, both individually and as members of teams. The Department of Graphic Design offers a Bachelor of Arts in Design specialising in Communication Design. The Department's facilities include a number of studios and a centrally located Apple Macintosh computer studio. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

This well-established and broad-based course aims to encourage your creativity, individuality and personal growth through the study of graphic communication design. The emphas ... +

This well-established and broad-based course aims to encourage your creativity, individuality and personal growth through the study of graphic communication design. The emphasis is on the application of skills to develop ideas and present information in ways that are engaging, meaningful, useful and worthwhile. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Kleve, Germany

In the English Bachelor course, the students learn to make text, photography, illustration, film and object understandable through the connection and use of modern design tool ... +

In the English Bachelor course, the students learn to make text, photography, illustration, film and object understandable through the connection and use of modern design tools. -
BA
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Studio M Academy
Montpellier, France +5 More

This 3-year course will cover the technical aspects of visual design using the latest digital tools as well as looking at the business approach to projects.

This 3-year course will cover the technical aspects of visual design using the latest digital tools as well as looking at the business approach to projects. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
Campus
 
Castelo Branco University of Applied Sciences
Castelo Branco, Portugal

Development of creativity and imagination, combined with the ability of analysis and exploration of materials, processes and new technologies that can give appropriate and inn ... +

Development of creativity and imagination, combined with the ability of analysis and exploration of materials, processes and new technologies that can give appropriate and innovative answers face the problems of today's world | The aim is to staff training in specific areas of Graphic Design, Multimedia and Audiovisual Production, able to integrate graphic design studios, advertising agencies, publishers and offices creation imegem companies. -
BA
3 years
English
Campus
 

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