BA Degrees in Graphic Design

Compare 44 Bachelor of Arts Programs in Graphic Design

Graphic Design

The Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design is an undergraduate program that prepares students to work in and influence all forms of media and messaging across public, commercial, and political realms. This program typically lasts between three and four years, but may be shorter or longer depending on the institution and desired concentration.

What is a BA in Graphic Design? A Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design is a liberal arts degree that is awarded to students who complete the graphic design undergraduate program. Students earn valuable skills that prepare them to lead in the fields of design and creative visual media. They will gain practical hands-on experience in design, as well as build professional portfolios while integrating technical skills and critical analysis. Students may focus on graphic design alone or combine it with another area of concentration in their desired career path. For example, some may pair a graphic design degree with a degree in business, management, or mass communication as examples.

As our world grows increasingly connected via the Internet and social media, employers are in constant need of workers who have both the creative and technical skills to compete on a global level. Graphic designers often transcend the written word, and they can create powerful visual messages that resonate with audiences worldwide. Creative problem solving and technical foundations make graphic design graduates extremely competitive job applicants across a variety of industries.

Program costs vary greatly from institution to institution. It may be more or less depending on the course load required and time length needed to complete the degree. Students are always encouraged to research potential schools thoroughly to ensure the program fits with their financial and academic goals.

Graphic designers are equipped with the technical and creative skills necessary to work in many different sectors. Depending on the student’s desired industry, he or she may work as an art director, web or multimedia designer, publication manager, or communications specialist, just to name a few. If combined with a business degree, graduates are also prepared for management roles.

There are myriad graphic design programs to choose from. The easiest way to get started is to peruse the schools and programs in our database. 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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BA (Hons) Graphic Design

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 United Kingdom London

With an international reputation for producing graduates that stand out for their creative thinking and technical skills, our BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree is a 3 year programme and does prepare students to become flexible and creative graphic design professionals, with a specific personal graphics skill set, able to negotiate their way through an exciting professional career. [+]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

With an international reputation for producing graduates that stand out for their creative thinking and technical skills, our BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree is a 3 year programme and does prepare students to become flexible and creative graphic design professionals, with a specific personal graphics skill set, able to negotiate their way through an exciting professional career.

You will be taught by passionate and experienced graphic design professionals who have worked in some of the best design agencies in the UK. Their dedication to helping you bring your projects to life will give you the confidence and knowledge to follow your passions and choose a path that fits with your academic aspirations and career goals.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts validated programme in Graphic Design & Media - 3 years

Marbella Design Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2019 Spain Marbella

Study in English at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain for your BA (Hons) Validated programme in Graphic Design & Media. Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK. This three-year Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Validated Interior Architecture & Design programme offered to our students is developed, delivered and assessed by Marbella Design Academy and validated by the University of Bedfordshire, UK. [+]

Study in English at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain for your BA (Hons) Validated programme in Graphic Design & Media.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK.

This three-year Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Validated Interior Architecture & Design programme offered to our students is developed, delivered and assessed by Marbella Design Academy and validated by the University of Bedfordshire, UK.

The Bachelor of Arts Validated programme starts September and January each year.

Duration: 3years Language: English Credits: 360CP in the UK = 180 ECTS points Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world. The maximum number of places available is 230, so students receive a great deal of personal attention and one-to-one tuition from their teachers. Each academic year is quality controlled by external examiners.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design (Top Up)

Raffles Singapore
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 Singapore

Graphic Design is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing. Teaching is informed by staff research, practice and expertise. Students are actively encouraged to be imaginative, ambitious and resourceful to face the challenges of an unpredictable, demanding, globally-competitive and technologically-driven world. [+]

Graphic Design is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing. Teaching is informed by staff research, practice and expertise. Students are actively encouraged to be imaginative, ambitious and resourceful to face the challenges of an unpredictable, demanding, globally-competitive and technologically-driven world. The course delivery includes a focus on design trends, industry developments, and future job opportunities both from a global as well as an Asia-specific perspective.

Minimum Entry Requirements Completion of Raffles Singapore Advanced Diploma; or Equivalent Core Design Contexts 3 Design Practice 3 PDP 3: Creative Futures Typography 3 Visual Communication 3 Elective Electives* Advanced English: Academic Essay Writing Design Promotion Enhancing Reflective Study Skills Across Cultural Boundaries Global Experience in Art and Design How to set up a Freelance Business ... [-]

BA Specialization in Pedagogy: Multimedia Graphic Design

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

Multimedia Graphic Design is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Specialization in Pedagogy, organized in the full-time form of study. [+]

Multimedia Graphic Design is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Specialization in Pedagogy, organized in the full-time form of study.

Profile of graduates and their prospective employment: Graduates in Graphics and Multimedia have been trained in creating graphic designs, graphic arts and visual communication generally. They are able to use any traditional graphic techniques. Graduates can be employed as artists, designers, lecturers and tutors. They are ready to teach at primary schools, secondary schools, they can work as lecturers of traditional printing techniques, as tutors in educational centres, as collaborators in open-air museums, lecturers at various educative events. Graduates can also work as independent artists and designers.... [-]


BA Graphic Design & Visual Communication

Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Germany Berlin

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. [+]

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.

Study Communication Design in a motivating environment

Studying Graphic Design & Visual Communication (also called ‘Communication Design’) in the middle of Berlin provides permanent inspiration. In a friendly and motivating learning atmosphere, our experienced team of lecturers and professors encourages you to unfold your talents. We support you with an open and inclusive environment and personally respond to your needs to prepare you for a professional career as a graphic designer.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Kentucky Wesleyan College
Online September 2019 USA Owensboro

The Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design online degree completion program is designed to help meet the ever-increasing demand for qualified and highly skilled professionals in the field of graphic design and other related fields. Students in this program complete a required core of art courses in which foundation principles of art and design are studied. After completing drawing and foundation design courses, students begin graphic design coursework that will focus on typography, branding design, publication, web design, animation and other advanced projects. [+]

About

The Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design online degree completion program is designed to help meet the ever-increasing demand for qualified and highly skilled professionals in the field of graphic design and other related fields. Students in this program complete a required core of art courses in which foundation principles of art and design are studied. After completing drawing and foundation design courses, students begin graphic design coursework that will focus on typography, branding design, publication, web design, animation and other advanced projects.

Graphic Design Online Degree Map I. General Education General Humanities (3 hours in history, 3 hours in religion) 9 credit hours Aesthetics (3 hours must be in literature) 6 credit hours Social Sciences (in 2 different subjects) 6 credit hours Physical Education and Health 3 credit hours Natural Sciences 6 credit hours Mathematics (College Algebra, or higher) 3 credit hours Communication Skills (2 English composition courses) 6 credit hours * A Multi-Cultural Studies requirement needs to be met. Total General Education Credit Hours 39 credit hours II. Graphic Design Major Core Courses ART 100 Art Survey 3 credit hours ART 101 Beginning Drawing 3 credit hours ART 210 Graphic Design I 3 credit hours ART 211 Graphic Design II 3 credit hours ART 278 Digital Photographic Techniques 3 credit hours ART 310 Graphic Design Topics 3 credit hours ART 311 Graphic Design III 3 credit hours ART 382/383/384 Upper-level ART History (Actual courses depend upon transfer courses and courses scheduled.) 3 credit hours ART 403 Internship... [-]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Arden University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 years April 2019 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

Are you a creative thinker? Do you want to know how to apply design theory and skills in practice? If so, this Graphic Design programme will aim to develop your understanding of the core principles of design and its potential across a range of sectors. [+]

Are you a creative thinker? Do you want to know how to apply design theory and skills in practice? If so, this Graphic Design programme will aim to develop your understanding of the core principles of design and its potential across a range of sectors.

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. Through the course's assignments, you will build up a portfolio of work or set of ‘Digital sketchbooks and final outcomes’ to evidence the skills and knowledge you have gained.

Course Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent qualifications in two subjects at GCE A-level plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level. If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above.... [-]


BA in Graphic Design

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

The Art Department provides Wartburg students the ability to communicate with discipline and imaginative understanding of the visual world and its design. Through appreciation, experience, and production, art students broaden their creative and critical abilities and share these new skills through creating works of art. [+]

The Art Department provides Wartburg students the ability to communicate with discipline and imaginative understanding of the visual world and its design. Through appreciation, experience, and production, art students broaden their creative and critical abilities and share these new skills through creating works of art.

The Art Department offers a variety of academic and studio courses in traditional and technology-based media. The limited size of classes and open attitudes of faculty encourage individual attention and a close working relationship. Through advanced courses and independent studies, students may pursue individual interests.

Requirements

14-course credits:

ART 105 Design I ART 108 Graphic Design ART 111 Drawing ART 150 20th-Century Art, Media, and Design ART 201 Painting ART 205 Communication Design ART 208 Photography I ART 210 Communication Design II ART 250 Art History: Early Through Gothic ART 251 Art History: Renaissance Through Modern ART 310 Advanced Design Projects ART 371 Internship ART 461 Seminar in Art: Research ART 462 Seminar in Art: Exhibition ... [-]

BA (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice: Graphic Design/ Illustration/ Photography

British University Vietnam
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Vietnam Hanoi Ecopark Township + 1 more

Students will have the option to choose from 3 individual degree streams: Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography. Each course is designed for students to explore and develop skills to meet the needs of the Creative Industries in their chosen specialism. Students will gain practical skills and the associated knowledge and expertise to succeed in the sector. [+]

BAs in Graphic Design. About

Students will have the option to choose from 3 individual degree streams: Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography. Each course is designed for students to explore and develop skills to meet the needs of the Creative Industries in their chosen specialism. Students will gain practical skills and the associated knowledge and expertise to succeed in the sector.

Career Opportunities Graphic Design graduates will be able to work in positions within design studios, advertising agencies, branding companies, TV, film and freelance enterprises. Illustration graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to develop a career in a variety of visual communication fields including book publishing, editorial and advertising, web animation and printmaking. Photography graduates will have opportunities to work as design consultants, studio managers, photography agents and many other roles across the field of photography. Course Modules: Year 1 Study Skills for Creative Practitioners Art Practitioners in Historical and Contemporary Context Visual studies Practical Contemporary Art Practice Professional Issues for Contemporary Art Practitioners Year 2 Creative Influences Visual Communication Exploring Contemporary Art Practice Professional Development for Arts Practitioners Major Project for Arts Practitioners Year 3 Graphic Design Practical Contemporary Practice in Graphic Design Creative Enterprise in Graphic Design Industry Investigation Professional Practice in Graphic Design Negotiated Final Major Project Year 3 Illustration Practical Contemporary Practice in Illustration Creative Enterprise in Illustration Industry Investigation Professional Practice in Illustration Negotiated Final Major Project Year 3 Photography Practical Contemporary Practice in Photography Creative Enterprise in Photography Industry Investigation Professional... [-]

BA (Hons) in Graphic Design

The Open College of the Arts
Online August 2019 United Kingdom Barnsley

A practical and contextual understanding of typography and type design is introduced at HE Level 4 and extended at Level 5 of this Graphic Design Open degree. Editorial design, infographics, wayfaring, branding, campaigning and identity design are introduced as specialist practices at Level 5. Students are encouraged to expand their definitions of graphic design through an exploration of contemporary practices and the relation to on-going developments in print, new media and other forms of communication. [+]

Summary

The OCA BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree curriculum focuses on the visual language of graphic design and application of creative problem solving to deliver visual solutions that communicate effectively. The combination of typography, image, and layout are the basic visual building blocks of graphic design and are explored through an investigation of visual language and dynamics, in relationship to wider visual culture and through their application in a range of design contexts.

Degree overview

A practical and contextual understanding of typography and type design is introduced at HE Level 4 and extended at Level 5 of this Graphic Design Open degree. Editorial design, infographics, wayfaring, branding, campaigning, and identity design are introduced as specialist practices at Level 5. Students are encouraged to expand their definitions of graphic design through an exploration of contemporary practices and the relation to on-going developments in print, new media and other forms of communication.... [-]


Bachelor of Art - Studio Emphasis and Graphic Arts Emphasis

Lakeland University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Plymouth

Whether you’re a classical artist who paints, sculpts or draws, or an artist whose canvas is a computer screen, Lakeland College will help you flourish. Our two art major options – art with a studio emphasis and art with a graphic design emphasis – are designed to meet your specific needs and make you stand out to potential employers in your chosen profession. [+]

Whether you’re a classical artist who paints, sculpts or draws, or an artist whose canvas is a computer screen, Lakeland College will help you flourish. Our two art major options – art with a studio emphasis and art with a graphic design emphasis – are designed to meet your specific needs and make you stand out to potential employers in your chosen profession. “I think what most parents ask is, why would you major in art? What can you do with this?” says Denise Presnell-Weidner, associate professor of art. “Is there a career? Is there a future in this? Well, today, especially in the area of graphics, there are a lot of jobs in that area. Graphics are everywhere.”

Broad spectrum knowledge ... [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Graphic & Digital Design

LCI Melbourne
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Australia Melbourne

Our Graphic & Digital Design program will provide you with a broad range of specializations, such as print and collateral, brand, packaging, or digital design. Whatever design direction you take, you can create and produce technically refined designs against objectives and outcomes outlined in the briefing procedure.

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Our Graphic & Digital Design program will provide you with a broad range of specializations, such as print and collateral, brand, packaging, or digital design. Whatever design direction you take, you can create and produce technically refined designs against objectives and outcomes outlined in the briefing procedure. Engaging with design studio environments, both simulated and actual, will further enhance your professional creativity and extend your skills. The program will provide you with detailed technical knowledge of leading-edge digital tools allowing you to realize your designs. The Academy’s Graphic & Digital Design program will also advance your visual literacy and cultivate your design aesthetic, leading to dynamic and rewarding career outcomes such as Art Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Multimedia Designer or Storyboard Artist.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Edmond

The Graphic Design curriculum embraces and integrates art, advertising, and communication. The program at U.C.O. has grown into the largest program between Kansas City and North Texas. It has truly become a center of excellence at U.C.O. [+]

Graphic Design is visual communication and visual problem-solving. This kind of visual communication can be found printed on a poster, a bag of chips, a can of soda, on the display of your laptop, or anything out in the real world or digital realm. You may not realize it now, but Graphic Design is all around you. You see as many as 5,000 advertisements a day. That means, you see Graphic Design more than 5,000 times a day because advertising is just one medium in which you will find Graphic Design. Graphic Design can be artistic, illustrative, systematic and even simple. Ultimately though, it is up to you, the designer, to problem solve and find the most effective solution. Our Graphic Design Program is N.A.S.A.D. accredited. For more information regarding Graphic Design, Design History and Illustration minors, please click here.... [-]


BA in Graphic Design (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Cheltenham

With this degree, you’ll learn to express yourself through distinct, creative, commercially-astute and ambitious ideas. You’ll work on projects as part of creative campaigns in a professional studio environment, benefit from daily contact with staff. You will develop your understanding of graphic design and creative entrepreneurship to ensure you are prepared to move into the industry when you graduate. [+]

Learn from graphic designers who have worked for 20th Century Fox, Cartoon Network, and Universal Pictures. Gain essential industry experience through work placements and live briefs. Students have recently worked with Channel 5, 1HQ London, Jones Knowles Ritchie, Bulletproof and Taxi Design – winning awards with their work and moving into successful design careers.

We’re ranked in the top 10 for value added in the Guardian University Guide 2017 (design & crafts subjects). We support our students to become exceptional designers.

With this degree, you’ll learn to express yourself through distinct, creative, commercially-astute and ambitious ideas. You’ll work on projects as part of creative campaigns in a professional studio environment, benefit from daily contact with staff. You will develop your understanding of graphic design and creative entrepreneurship to ensure you are prepared to move into the industry when you graduate.... [-]


BA in Graphic and Advertising Design

Frederick University
Campus Full time Part time 8 semesters February 2019 Cyprus Nicosia Limassol + 2 more

The Program is designed to prepare future professionals in the Graphic Design field who will be functioning in the ever-changing world of the new century. Students will develop a resourceful visual vocabulary and be flexible and lateral in their approach to solving complex and oblique Art and Design problems. [+]

The Program is designed to prepare future professionals in the Graphic Design field who will be functioning in the ever-changing world of the new century. Students will develop a resourceful visual vocabulary and be flexible and lateral in their approach to solving complex and oblique Art and Design problems. They will be acutely aware of the socio-economic, cultural, political and environmental context of the issues facing tomorrow's Graphic Designers.

The program aims:

To promote VISUAL INTELLIGENCE - by providing an opportunity for students to develop their intellectual, conceptual and creative abilities in the solution of wide-ranging problems. To promote VISUAL LITERACY - by providing an opportunity for students to develop their aesthetic, analytical and critical abilities in the understanding and articulation of the Art and Design process. To promote VISUAL COMPETENCY - by providing the opportunity for students to acquire manipulative and technological skills relevant to contemporary practice supported by transferable skills and self-confident abilities in verbal, written and visual communication. ... [-]