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74 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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Berlin School Of Business & Innovation
Hamburg, Germany

This three years/four-year International Route program has been selected by BSBI from among the many prestigious international degrees offered by University for the Creative A ... +

This three years/four-year International Route program has been selected by BSBI from among the many prestigious international degrees offered by University for the Creative Arts (UCA). Throughout this exciting degree, our aim is to foster new talent into creative leaders within the commercially oriented field of graphic design. From typography to visual corporate identity, you’ll meet the demands for UI/UX design solutions, websites, and digital publishing. This is the guided pathway for our students to generate outstanding quality content for their successful futures within the communications industry. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, USA

Our award-winning graphic design program now offers a BFA, incorporating traditional print and interactive design to prepare you to work in this creative and fast-paced field. ... +

Our award-winning graphic design program now offers a BFA, incorporating traditional print and interactive design to prepare you to work in this creative and fast-paced field. You’ll graduate with in-demand skills such as editorial and publication design, UX/UI design, and brand development — as well as the industry knowledge that employers seek. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
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
 

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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
 
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
Jul 2021
Online
 
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
 
Middlesex University Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

From the design of traditional advertising and branding to website design and motion graphics, our BA Honours Graphic Design programme encourages you to explore and extend you ... +

From the design of traditional advertising and branding to website design and motion graphics, our BA Honours Graphic Design programme encourages you to explore and extend your creativity whilst equipping you with the necessary technical skills to physically realise your work. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Our Creative Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Design for Publishing degree course will give you the skills to create compelling, effective and beautifully-designed print and digi ... +

Our Creative Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Design for Publishing degree course will give you the skills to create compelling, effective and beautifully-designed print and digital products using the tools of typography, image and surface design, underpinned by thorough research. -
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
 
Ravensbourne University London
Greenwich Peninsula, United Kingdom

Motion Graphics is at the forefront of visual communication. As skilled designers and storytellers, Motion Designers utilise a wide range of creative disciplines including gra ... +

Motion Graphics is at the forefront of visual communication. As skilled designers and storytellers, Motion Designers utilise a wide range of creative disciplines including graphic design, branding, animation, illustration and video production. If you want to become part of this exciting and ever-evolving world, then Motion Graphics is the course for you. This course combines digital technology and creative design to equip students with the full range of theoretical and practical skills required for a successful career in the entertainment and creative industries. It will open up opportunities for all budding motion designers, animators, filmmakers and visual effects compositors to realise their potential. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
27 Sep 2021
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Milan, Italy

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. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2021
15 Sep 2021
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
Campus
 
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
30 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography
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
Jan 2022
24 Aug 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
27 Sep 2021
24 Sep 2021
Campus