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51 Bachelor of Arts Programs in 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 Graph… Read more

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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Arden University
Coventry , United Kingdom

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 ... +

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. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
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
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Milan , Italy +2 More

The course in Graphic Design focuses on training visual communication experts. This professional figure works on complex “communication systems” through different media, havin ... +

The course in Graphic Design focuses on training visual communication experts. This professional figure works on complex “communication systems” through different media, having knowledge of advanced editing software, professional printing and production methods. The contexts students operate in are graphic design studios, which are progressively expanding in different fields: product design, communication, fashion, photography, but also corporate communication and design areas, publishing companies, web, advertising agencies and TV production. Career opportunities - Graphic Designer, Art & Design Director, Visual Journalist. Title – This BA is recognised by Italian Ministry of Education Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I and awards 180 credits. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2021
15 Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge , United Kingdom

This course offers a dynamic and exciting approach to the practice of Graphics & Illustration. By fostering the development of great ideas and challenging existing thinkin ... +

This course offers a dynamic and exciting approach to the practice of Graphics & Illustration. By fostering the development of great ideas and challenging existing thinking in the subject, you will be equipped with the tools to help define your future and find an individual voice within the field of visual communication. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
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

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication is an ambitious course that responds to the opportunities presented through emerging communication methods. It supports the development of spec ... +

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication is an ambitious course that responds to the opportunities presented through emerging communication methods. It supports the development of specialist and generalist approaches to graphic communication, with a focus on the opportunities afforded by advances in new technologies alongside those offered by traditional or hybrid approaches. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
15 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome , Italy

You will play a pivotal role in all visual communication projects, from publishing to unconventional marketing, from corporate identity to advertising, from signposting to pro ... +

You will play a pivotal role in all visual communication projects, from publishing to unconventional marketing, from corporate identity to advertising, from signposting to promotions. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
Italian
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Moravian College
Bethlehem , USA

The graphic and interactive design track is for students interested in careers in the field of design, including graphic, publication, interactive, marketing, or branding desi ... +

The graphic and interactive design track is for students interested in careers in the field of design, including graphic, publication, interactive, marketing, or branding design, or as preparation for graduate study and teaching. As an art major following the graphic design track, you’ll have access to internships; in-house graphic and interactive design studio; student teaching; on- and off-campus student exhibitions; visiting guest lectures; study abroad experiences; student-run organizations; participation in conferences, workshops, and presentations. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
18 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Stellenbosch Academy of Photography & Design
Stellenbosch , South Africa

Our one year intensive Honours degree offers you the opportunity to produce a self-directed body of creative practice work majoring in Photography, Illustration, Graphic Desig ... +

Our one year intensive Honours degree offers you the opportunity to produce a self-directed body of creative practice work majoring in Photography, Illustration, Graphic Design, Multimedia, or Art Direction. In addition to Creative Practice, your degree also includes Visual Studies and Contextual Studies. -
BA
Full-time
English
11 Jan 2021
06 Jan 2021
Campus
 
HCA
Hereford , United Kingdom

This course fosters strong creative and technical abilities in graphic and media design so that you can take on a wide range of communication tasks and solve them in a creativ ... +

This course fosters strong creative and technical abilities in graphic and media design so that you can take on a wide range of communication tasks and solve them in a creative way. You will be encouraged to personalise your journey through the course based on your passions and aptitudes, and to develop your own, unique graphic style. Our smaller group sizes mean you can access help from industry-active tutors and technicians – as and when you need it. And our studios offer a relaxed learning environment with plenty of individual workspaces. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2021
15 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Marbella Design Academy
Marbella , Spain

Study in English at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain for your BA (Hons) validated programme in Graphic Design & Media. BA (Hons) degree awarded by the University of ... +

Study in English at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain for your BA (Hons) validated programme in Graphic Design & Media. BA (Hons) degree awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK. This three-year Bachelor of Arts with Honours validated Graphic Design & Media programme is developed, delivered and assessed by Marbella Design Academy and validated by the University of Bedfordshire, UK. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
LCI Melbourne
Melbourne , Australia

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 de ... +

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. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
AUM American University of Malta
Cospicua , Malta

The Graphic Design and Animation BA program is for students with an interest in practical applications of the visual arts. While studying graphic design and animation, you can ... +

The Graphic Design and Animation BA program is for students with an interest in practical applications of the visual arts. While studying graphic design and animation, you can express your imagination by solving visual problems. Students with strong skills in design and creative interests are excellent candidates for this program. Those who complete this degree will be well-prepared to take up the role of their choosing that tackles a broad range of industry-specific applications of design and/or animation. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
University of Europe for Applied Sciences
Berlin , Germany +1 More

UE’s practice-oriented Film + Motion Design program teaches and tests basic methods, concepts, and techniques for the design of time-based media. From camera work and sound de ... +

UE’s practice-oriented Film + Motion Design program teaches and tests basic methods, concepts, and techniques for the design of time-based media. From camera work and sound design to analog stop-motion animation, CGI and 3D modeling to digital compositing, hybrid film and visual music, the course offers a broad spectrum of possibilities for creative expression. -
BA
Full-time
6 semesters
German, English
Campus
 
Felician University
Rutherford , USA

Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. You have the option of selectin ... +

Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. You have the option of selecting one or more concentrations during your course of study, including Fine Art, Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, Photography and New Media -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
25 Jan 2021
Campus
 

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