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50 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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York St John University
York, United Kingdom

Through live briefs and competitive projects, make your mark in an ever-growing creative field. On this course you will learn the fundamental principles of visual language, pu ... +

Through live briefs and competitive projects, make your mark in an ever-growing creative field. On this course you will learn the fundamental principles of visual language, putting these into practice through a series of practical projects. You will develop the skills, techniques and processes that embody contemporary graphic design and use a range of mediums and platforms to develop creative design solutions. You will be introduced to the history and theory of graphic design and be encouraged to explore areas of interest to you. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
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 2020
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
24 Aug 2020
01 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Budapest Metropolitan University
Budapest, Hungary

In the age of desktop publishing (DTP), graphic design became the most innovative branch of design, with a strong presence of its’ intellectual products in everyday life, both ... +

In the age of desktop publishing (DTP), graphic design became the most innovative branch of design, with a strong presence of its’ intellectual products in everyday life, both in the online and offline media. -
BA
Full-time
6 semesters
English, Ungarian
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
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. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Apr 2020
Online
 
Lakeland University
Plymouth, USA

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 opti ... +

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. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Wartburg College
Waverly, USA

The Art Department provides Wartburg students the ability to communicate with discipline and imaginative understanding of the visual world and its design. Through appreciation ... +

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. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
University of Applied Sciences Europe
Berlin, Germany +1 More

Our way of communicating, thinking and feeling is shaped by digital, interactive and time-based media. Being able to develop and design these professionally is one of the most ... +

Our way of communicating, thinking and feeling is shaped by digital, interactive and time-based media. Being able to develop and design these professionally is one of the most exciting and forward-looking activities. In Motion Design you are part of these innovative developments. -
BA BA
Full-time
7 semesters
German
Campus
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Ulearn
Royal Borough of Greenwich, United Kingdom

On our graphic and digital design degree, you will study topics such as typography and graphic design, branding and advertising, fine art, photography, data visualisation and ... +

On our graphic and digital design degree, you will study topics such as typography and graphic design, branding and advertising, fine art, photography, data visualisation and the moving image. Technical workshops and other practical elements of the course will boost your creativity and help you master various aspects of design technology. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany +23 More

The Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design is aimed at people who would like to use their creative talent in the future and who have a keen interest in the professional visual pr ... +

The Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design is aimed at people who would like to use their creative talent in the future and who have a keen interest in the professional visual preparation of information. -
BA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 7 semesters
German
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
Oct 2020
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
31 Aug 2020
01 Jun 2020
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
Jun 2020
Campus
 
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Owensboro, USA

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 t ... +

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. -
BA
English
Sep 2020
Online
 

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