BA Degrees in Graphic Design

Compare 66 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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Bachelor of Design Arts: Graphic & Digital Design

Academy of Design Australia
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne

Our Graphic & Digital Design program will provide you with a broad range of specialisations, 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 within the briefing procedure. [+]

BAs in Graphic Design. Our Graphic & Digital Design program will provide you with a broad range of specialisations, 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 within 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 realise 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. COURSE OBJECTIVES Adeptness with a broad range of skills, including: print and collateral, brand, packaging, or digital design. Conceive, develop and produce technically refined designs to meet a creative brief. Detailed knowledge of leading edge digital tools. Use the design process to achieve sophisticated design outcomes. Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities. Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Communication Design stream or one of the other creative disciplines. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. PROGRAM LENGTH The Bachelor of Design Arts is completed over 3 years or part-time equivalent. The course consists... [-]

Ba Graphic Design And Visual Communication

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Campus Full time 6 - 8 semesters October 2017 Germany Berlin Cologne Frankfurt am Main + 2 more

The course BA Graphic Design and Visual Communication in the design department at HMK offers a broad and interdisciplinary education. Students are familiarized with all important aspects of visual communication and are ideally prepared for their creative careers through the practical approach of studying. [+]

The course BA Graphic Design and Visual Communication In the design department at HMK offers a broad and interdisciplinary training. Students are familiarized with all important aspects of visual communication and are ideally prepared for their creative careers through the practical approach of studying. Study content and teaching The course BA Graphic Design and Visual Communication provides the theoretical, technological and design basics for designing print and digital. They are applied to typography, logo design, corporate design, poster design, illustration, photography, film, motion design, editorial design, graphic design in space and web and app design. In this way, you are ideally prepared to start a creative career as a freelancer or junior designer in a design studio, advertising agency or marketing department. In addition to the classical six-semester education, you can also obtain the vocational training program for media designers / digital and print (IHK) at the HMKW in eight semesters, which offers a technical and technical deepening which is appreciated by employers. The training at the HMKW is diverse: They learn all relevant aspects of visual communication in order to orient themselves and position themselves in this interesting field of work. interdisciplinary: They learn at a university, which also trains for other professions in the media. Therefore interdisciplinary co-operation with incoming journalists, psychologists and event managers can be achieved. internship All classical Bachelor courses of HMCs include a six-month compulsory internship. Students of BA Graphic Design and Visual Communication have completed internships in various companies. Here is a selection:... [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Mt Sierra College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Monrovia

Using traditional design concepts along with today’s technology, Mt. Sierra College Graphic Design graduates will be prepared to tackle complex design challenges using a wide variety of software, hardware and proven design applications. [+]

BAs in Graphic Design. Using traditional design concepts along with today’s technology, Mt. Sierra College Graphic Design graduates will be prepared to tackle complex design challenges using a wide variety of software, hardware and proven design applications. Students will learn how to create a distinctive “look” for promotional, print, graphic designs, brochures, logos, packaging, illustrations, billboards and advertisements. From idea conception to delivery of the finished product, students create materials that effectively promote products and services. Mt. Sierra College graduates use their trained artistic eyes to create strategic visions in this market-driven field. Students specializing in Graphic Design will receive intense study in Publication Design, Information Design, Pre-Press Design, Packaging Design, and additional electives to gain expertise in other areas of media arts and design. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Communication

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

In Graphic Communication the human eye is the basic channel of communication; the history, the theory and the practice of the graphic language play an important role as the latter significantly affects our everyday life. [+]

Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Communication Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle) Language of Instruction: English (First and second year courses offered also in Greek) Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 120 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: Aims and Objectives The Graphic Communication programme aims to: I. Provide an integrated, stimulating education in design for students who wish to obtain a firm grounding in the practice of the subject, informed by theory and history. Equip students with the understanding and appropriate skills to operate effectively within a competitive and diverse design industry. II. Stimulate students to develop their own interests within the broad field of enquiry offered by the subject and to develop a range of intellectual, visual, technical and social skills. III. Provide learners with the means for lifelong learning within the professional or educational environment. IV. Provide reflective and responsive graphic design training which is directly relevant to the changing needs of the creative and manufacturing industries. V. Develop a range of processes and skills, including design studio skills, multimedia skills, as well as business awareness and historical and theoretical knowledge in order to test individual ideas and solutions. VI. Encourage students to become more self critical, display critical judgment and challenge assumptions and prejudice. VII. Provide students with the opportunity to study and practice graphic design in the context of the area of visual communication or engage in postgraduate study. VIII. Make students aware of the... [-]

Bachelor Of Arts Graphic Design

Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 6 - 7 semesters October 2017 Germany Bad Sooden-Allendorf Aalen Baden-Baden Berlin Bochum Bonn Friedrichshafen Hamburg Hannover Heilbronn Kaiserslautern Kassel Leipzig Magdeburg Mainz Mannheim Munich Ostfildern Würzburg Regenstauf Nürnberg Wiesbaden Wuppertal Germany Online + 24 more

The Bachelor course in graphic design intended as a part-time study to people who want to use professionally their creative talent in the future and have a keen interest in professional visual processing of information. [+]

BAs in Graphic Design. ​The Bachelor Degree Graphic Design is intended as occupational studies To people who want to use their creative talents professionally in the future and who have a strong interest in the professional visual treatment of information. The normal period for the program is in graphic design distance learning 7 semesters and im presence studies full-time six semesters. A campus program is currently offered at the Study Center Leipzig and in Stein / Nuremberg. The Fernstudium graphic design can be completed at all DIPLOMA locations throughout Germany. studying graphic design The study of graphic design with a bachelor's degree in both distance and postgraduate studies is designed as a practical training course, which meets the real requirements of agencies as well as the students' expectations of their work. Basis of the program is a sound design basic training, which is extended to general knowledge in business administration and marketing. The visual presentation of information nowadays affects all popular media of daily life, accordingly, the design of print through online media and web applications to mobile up and interactive applications is an integral part of the course. In the main course is a choice between the priority areas of Digital Communications and Corporate Communication (Corporate Communications). In addition to the design skills and knowledge students acquire relevant marketing skills and business knowledge. The job of a Graphic Designer The combination of creative skills with commercial and marketing-relevant know-how qualifies the graduates both for management positions in the design... [-]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

AAS College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

We offer students the unique opportunity to study on one of the most well-established BA(Hons) Graphic Design in Europe, taught by a highly committed professional teaching team. Over time the [+]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

 

«The Graphic Designer experiences, perceives, analyses, organizes, symbolizes and synthesizes» - Paul Rand, 1985We offer students the unique opportunity to study on one of the most well-established BA(Hons) Graphic Design in Europe, taught by a highly committed professional teaching team. Over time the course has developed a strong reputation with its students winning many awards in national student competitions and with its graduates winning awards in national and European competitions.The lecturers on the Graphic Design team are all working in the design industry and combine teaching with their own professional practice providing students with a current insight into design business. The staff offers a diverse range of specialist knowledge of corporate identity, advertising, magazine design, packaging and typography combined with technical skills such as computers and letterpress. Entry RequirementsMost of our students have successfully completed a Foundation Course in Art and Design.  A specific entry requirement for this course is a portfolio of neatly presented work that demonstrates your design skills to the best advantage. Try to include examples of problem solving and work in a variety of media, e.g. experimental images produced from various mark making techniques, drawing, typography, photography and computer generated work.Other acceptable qualifications include:... [-]


BA in Graphic and Advertising Design

Frederick University
Campus Full time Part time 8 semesters September 2017 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. [+]

BAs in Graphic Design. 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 opportunity for students to develop their intellectual, conceptual and creative abilities in the solution of wide ranging problems. To promote VISUAL LITERACY - by providing 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. The language of instruction is English. Key Learning Outcomes Apply knowledge in art and design with a capacity for analysis and synthesis in the visual language. Demonstrate awareness of the art and design process utilising the capacity for organization and planning. Demonstrate awareness on the forefront of knowledge in the field of art and design and on the emerging communication technologies Grounding in basic knowledge of the art and design profession. Use of visual, oral and written communication in native language. Communicate with experts in other... [-]

BA in Graphic Design

Yasar University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Turkey İzmir

Graphic design department’s education started in th 2008-2009 academic year. The academic staff with their artistic awareness, project based work habits and qualified design skills level up the education. In this [+]

Graphic design department’s education started in th 2008-2009 academic year. The academic staff with their artistic awareness, project based work habits and qualified design skills level up the education. In this context, students will come out with the art&design based education. Yasar University aims to train students who are socially conscious with their independent thoughts, developed skills and can use their knowladge&skills both nationally and internationally in order to create graphic design projects in its all areas.. Department Facilities: Graphic design department has technologically equipped classrooms and studios for students to be able to develop their skills along with their creativity. Career Opportunities: In todays world, people are overloaded with visuals surrounding them so the companies have to create effective works to catch the attention of their potential consumers. The competition is fierce more than ever. That is why the advertising & design sectors need more young creatives in our world. After graduating with the ‘graphic designer’ title from Yasar University Fine Arts Faculty Graphic Design department, students can work in the advertisement agencies or media organizations as designers, illustrators, web designers, art/creative directors etc. Entrance requirements for international students - Completed application form - High School diploma, school leaving certificate, transcript and reference letter for undergraduate applicants - University degree, transcript and academic reference letter for graduate applicants - Proof of English proficiency - Copy of passport - Passport photographs [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design (BA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

Our BA Graphic Design degree prepares, educates and inspires the creative designers of the future. The course has been developed to embrace recent... [+]

Bachelor in Graphic Design (BA)

 

Our BA Graphic Design degree prepares, educates and inspires the creative designers of the future. The course has been developed to embrace recent changes in the creative industries including technological advancements. We offer enjoyable challenging projects with wide ranging outcomes and the flexible structure of the course will encourage you to challenge the boundaries of graphic design practice. You will have the freedom to develop your own creative voice guided by an enthusiastic staff team and supported by fantastic facilities.Throughout the course we focus on communicating ideas and information through exciting problem solving projects in branding, magazine design, typography, information design, advertising and publicity, editorial design, packaging, exhibition design, editorial photography and art direction, moving image and digital media. You will explore computer design programmes, materials, print processes, conceptual thinking and the use of design to inform, present an argument or persuade, solve visual communication problems to a professional standard, and work on briefs that closely mirror the professional world.Our students are identified by leading design organisations such as D&AD, RSA and ISTD as amongst the best graduates nationally, winning numerous awards. Graduates of this course have gone on to work for magazines, design consultants, advertising agencies and media providers all over the world.Course highlights:... [-]


BA in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Turin

The course of Graphic Design aims to form a designer of visual communication. This professional role foresees the ability to create communication tools, and to create the language and images which are capable of effectively transmitting the message and the value they are striving for. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN The areas in which the Graphic Designer operates, range from the design of the visual identity of a company or product, to the realization of the packaging, to the creation of the graphics used in all company communication channels on line and off. The first year of the course of Graphic Design is dedicated to the introductory aspects of the field, and specifically to acquiring the basics, with regard to the culture, the tools and the rules which distinguish and characterize a project based behavior. In particular: font types used as tools of the graphic artist, the genesis and perception of forms and colors, software specific to graphics, the elaboration of images, including the cultural knowledge which allows one to interpret and decode the language of visual communication and cinema. The second year concentrates on the methodology and project design internships. The future Graphic Designer gains knowledge and competence in several specific professional fields, through practical experience in three areas of visual communications: the area of expressiveness, where symbols are transformed into trademarks, logos, posters; the area of rationality, where story building takes place through text, images and pages, and where each element has a precise role, and finds its place through the graphical and typographical choices made; lastly the interactive area, and the organization of information which is available to the end user. During the third year of the course of Graphic Design, the student concentrates on advanced project design through professional real... [-]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This award-winning course will give you the chance to learn about graphic design and engage with it in a way that reflects current industry practice. By the end of the course you will have developed a professional portfolio tailored to your own career aspirations, and be ready to launch your career as a designer. [+]

BAs in Graphic Design. BA (Hons) Graphic Design This award-winning course will give you the chance to learn about graphic design and engage with it in a way that reflects current industry practice. You will have the chance to study the broadest range of disciplines including typography, branding, advertising, illustration, editorial design, interactive design, animation, moving image, information design, and packaging. The course will equip you with the professional, creative, intellectual, and technical skills you need to work successfully within the global design profession, and it is known for producing interdisciplinary graduates who are industry-ready. By the end of the course you will have developed a professional portfolio tailored to your own career aspirations, and be ready to launch your career as a designer. Key features Gain a professionally accredited degree – this course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD). This course has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, a mark of quality and strong links with industry. Explore the whole subject area of graphic design – from typography to illustration, and from branding to interactive design. Learn in a creative studio environment, using industry-standard equipment and software. Spend your final year developing a professional portfolio in line with your career aspirations. Work on live briefs with national and international companies like Abercrombie & Fitch, Tigerprint, Hallmark, and Paul Smith. Develop your professional skills through self-initiated work experience placements, competitions, collaborations with organisations, and visiting lecturers. Apply to go on an overseas exchange to a partner university... [-]

BA Specialization in Pedagogy: Multimedia Graphic Design

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

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. Duration: 3 years (= 6 semesters/terms) Language: English Price per semester: 2000 EUR Organization of studies: Autumn/Winter term: 13 weeks from 3rd week of September + examination period Spring/Summer term: 13 weeks from 2nd week of February + examination period For more information concerning the study field, please, contact: Ivana Špicarová University of Hradec Králové Faculty of Education, Department of Art, Visual Culture and Textile Studies e-mail: ivana.spicarova@uhk.cz Admission procedure: Application deadline: 30th June (for starting studies in September) Completing of secondary school studies is required (the applicant must provide a certificate to prove that, previous studies focused on graphic art and graphic design are preferred). Applicants have to pass talent tests aimed at their artistic talent, sense for printing, typography, and visual communication and also at their interest in arts history and theory. Applicants have to send:... [-]

BA Honours in Graphic Communication Design

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

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. [+]

BAs in Graphic Design. 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. You will be encouraged to develop your awareness and understanding of the social contexts and environmental responsibilities of design, so that you can identify communication strategies that will enrich people's lives by enabling them to be better informed about the world in which they live. You will learn to engage audiences through imaginative and creative design solutions that may challenge, persuade, shock, provoke, excite and entertain, but always aim to inform. You will also develop the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Course content Graphic design is a multi-disciplinary activity that requires a wide range of intellectual, creative and technical skills. The course places emphasis on the design, presentation and communication of ideas and information suited to the genuine needs of the end-user. We seek to produce communication that may enrich people's lives by enabling them to be better informed about the world in which they live. Based at the recently refurbished Harrow Campus – home to the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design – you will work alongside students from film, photography, music, fashion and journalism, in a unique creative hothouse. The project work produced reflects the broad range of our students' interests and understanding... [-]

BA in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Milan

The course of Graphic Design aims to form a designer of visual communication. This professional role foresees the ability to create communication tools, and to create the language and images which are capable of effectively transmitting the message and the value they are striving for. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The areas in which the Graphic Designer operates, range from the design of the visual identity of a company or product, to the realization of the packaging, to the creation of the graphics used in all company communication channels on line and off. The first year of the course of Graphic Design is dedicated to the introductory aspects of the field, and specifically to acquiring the basics, with regard to the culture, the tools and the rules which distinguish and characterize a project based behavior. In particular: font types used as tools of the graphic artist, the genesis and perception of forms and colors, software specific to graphics, the elaboration of images, including the cultural knowledge which allows one to interpret and decode the language of visual communication and cinema. The second year concentrates on the methodology and project design internships. The future Graphic Designer gains knowledge and competence in several specific professional fields, through practical experience in three areas of visual communications: the area of expressiveness, where symbols are transformed into trademarks, logos, posters; the area of rationality, where story building takes place through text, images and pages, and where each element has a precise role, and finds its place through the graphical and typographical choices made; lastly the interactive area, and the organization of information which is available to the end user. During the third year of the course of Graphic Design, the student concentrates on advanced project design through professional real... [-]

Bachelor of Design (3 year Graphic)

The Florence Institute of Design International
Campus Full time 3 years Italy Florence

The Bachelor program begins by teaching the fundamentals of graphic design that are vital for successful work. These topics include colour schemes, theory, and typography. In class lectures combined with desk critiques and followed by presentations assist students in creating thoroughly developed projects. In addition to the class time there are guest lectures and field trips to enhance learning. [+]

BAs in Graphic Design. Overview The Bachelor program begins by teaching the fundamentals of graphic design that are vital for successful work. These topics include colour schemes, theory, and typography. In class lectures combined with desk critiques and followed by presentations assist students in creating thoroughly developed projects. In addition to the class time there are guest lectures and field trips to enhance learning. The projects are all completed individually to assure that students can use them in their individual portfolios. This means that when the students graduate they take with them a complete portfolio of work that they can use to apply for jobs in an interior design firm or studio. As the program progresses, students continue developing their skills while learning new ones such as illustration, computer graphics, and web design. Students in the program use the most current graphic design software. The goal of the first two years is to prepare the students for their thesis which is a yearlong project that takes place during the third year of the program. Along with the thesis project, students learn how to interact with clients and how to handle large scale projects. The program is designed to prepare students for seamless integration into the workplace. At the conclusion of the intensive three-year Bachelor program students are awarded with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, BA (Hons) in Design, which is validated by the University of Chester. Faculty The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who... [-]