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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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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. -
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6 semesters
English, German
Aug 2022
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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. -
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3 years
English
Oct 2022
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Berlin School Of Business & Innovation
Hamburg, Germany

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

This three years/four-year International Route programme 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. -
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3 - 4 years
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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. -
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Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
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. -
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Full-time
4 years
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Franklin University Switzerland
Sorengo, Switzerland

The Visual Communication Arts degree programs offer an interdisciplinary course of study, encompassing the fine arts, graphic design, illustration, and photography, as well as ... +

The Visual Communication Arts degree programs offer an interdisciplinary course of study, encompassing the fine arts, graphic design, illustration, and photography, as well as courses from Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary, and Cultural Studies, and film studies. It focuses on communication and creativity as fundamental elements of human expression and encourages students to think critically about creative expressions within the context of and across cultures, ethnicities, race, and gender. -
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Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
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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. -
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Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Jul 2022
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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. -
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Full-time
3 years
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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 -
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4 years
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Wartburg College
Waverly, USA

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

The Art Department provides Wartburg students the ability to communicate with discipline and imaginative understanding about 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. -
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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. -
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3 years
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Falmouth University
Falmouth, United Kingdom

With an emphasis on design thinking and crafting big ideas beautifully, this course is your springboard to a career in the creative industries. You’ll discover how to solve ch ... +

With an emphasis on design thinking and crafting big ideas beautifully, this course is your springboard to a career in the creative industries. You’ll discover how to solve challenging questions facing society and business today with great ideas delivered across print and digital platforms. Through this industry-focused graphic design degree, you'll learn to be an adept visual communicator, developing core skills in typography, branding, visual language, craft and critical thinking. You'll experiment and explore as you move through the course, defining your identity and critical perspective to become a fully formed practitioner, ready for industry or further postgraduate study. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
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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. -
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3 years
English
Oct 2022
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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. -
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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. -
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