BA Degrees in Graphic Design

Compare 39 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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BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Falmouth University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Falmouth

Join us for a learning experience that's one of the most respected springboards to career success in the UK. You'll discover how to generate great ideas and build the skills to make and deliver them. [+]

Join us for a learning experience that's one of the most respected springboards to career success in the UK. You'll discover how to generate great ideas and build the skills to make and deliver them.

Through traditional means and dynamic digital media, you'll study both the foundations of the subject and more specialist fields, where craft, strategy and integrated thinking encourage you to tackle the challenges facing us today. You'll develop as an individual to see the world with fresh eyes, leaving Falmouth ready for an ever-evolving global industry, and with a passion for design rooted in innovation.

Benefits Study trips to major studios Live briefs and workshops from leading designers Placement opportunities Showcases at D&AD and the Royal Society of Arts Dedicated new studio space How the course is taught ... [-]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design with Foundation year

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 United Kingdom London

Our Graphic Design students benefit from an amazing design studio and a team of enthusiastic design tutors. And with London only a short train ride away, you’re never too far from inspiration. [+]

BA (Hons) Graphic Design with Foundation year

Our Graphic Design students benefit from an amazing design studio and a team of enthusiastic design tutors. And with London only a short train ride away, you’re never too far from inspiration. We have many visiting designers from the capital running blocks of workshop-based sessions in fields as diverse as editorial design, infographics, typography and ethical design.

Course Requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year. If you wish to inquire further, please send your query along with any academic evidence or references to us.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts validated programme in Graphic Design - 3 years

Marbella Design Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2018 Spain Marbella

The validated Graphic Design programme which is offered to the students at the Marbella Design Academy is taught in English. [+]

Bachelor of Arts validated programme in Graphic Design, taught in English Study at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain and have maybe the best time of your life. A great place to be a student! Duration: 3years Language: English Credits: 360CP in the UK = 180 ECTS points Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world. The maximum number of places available is 230, so students receive a great deal of personal attention and one-to-one tuition from their teachers. Each academic year is quality controlled by external examiners. Being a Graphic Designer is a wonderful profession full of creativity and exciting assignments. As a professionally trained Graphic Designer, your world will open up to an interesting, rewarding and creative working life where no two days are the same. At Marbella Design Academy students’ individualism and creative expression is nurtured to the extreme. Students benefit from culturally diverse professional tutors, who provide them with an international perspective, they receive lots of one-to-one teacher attention and are taught to a very high academic level. The validated programme in Graphic Design will equip you with all of the necessary and professional skills to enter an exciting career in Graphic Design, guaranteeing you the highest caliber of education in the design industry. Throughout the course, you will combine art and technology to communicate your ideas to users. Graduates will assume their position in the professional marketplace, with the necessary resources... [-]


BA Specialization in Pedagogy: Multimedia Graphic Design

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Bachelor of Design Arts: Graphic & Digital Design

LCI Melbourne
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Australia Melbourne

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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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. 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 realize 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.... [-]


Bachelor of Art - Studio Emphasis and Graphic Arts Emphasis

Lakeland University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Plymouth

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. [+]

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. “I think what most parents ask is, why would you major in art? What can you do with this?” says Denise Presnell-Weidner, associate professor of art. “Is there a career? Is there a future in this? Well, today, especially in the area of graphics, there are a lot of jobs in that area. Graphics are everywhere.”

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BA in Graphic Design

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Waverly

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. [+]

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.

The Art Department offers a variety of academic and studio courses in traditional and technology-based media. The limited size of classes and open attitudes of faculty encourage individual attention and a close working relationship. Through advanced courses and independent studies, students may pursue individual interests.

Requirements

14-course credits:

ART 105 Design I ART 108 Graphic Design ART 111 Drawing ART 150 20th-Century Art, Media, and Design ART 201 Painting ART 205 Communication Design ART 208 Photography I ART 210 Communication Design II ART 250 Art History: Early Through Gothic ART 251 Art History: Renaissance Through Modern ART 310 Advanced Design Projects ART 371 Internship ART 461 Seminar in Art: Research ART 462 Seminar in Art: Exhibition ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design/Advertising (BA)

Abilene Christian University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Abilene

Housed in the Art and Design Department and in collaboration with Journalism and Mass Communication the Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design/advertising blends art and design training with preparation in advertising and mass communication principles. [+]

Art and technology combine as ideas are turned into designs for print or the web. Visuals are a large component of effective communication; text and graphics work together in branding or messaging.

Housed in the Art and Design Department and in collaboration with Journalism and Mass Communication the Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design/advertising blends art and design training with preparation in advertising and mass communication principles.

Leave armed with knowledge, skills and a professional portfolio that will help you find a career as a designer in a variety of industries, including advertising, publishing, media, and eCommerce.

Credit hours

University Requirements: 56 credit hours... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 USA Edmond

The Graphic Design curriculum embraces and integrates art, advertising, and communication. The program at U.C.O. has grown into the largest program between Kansas City and North Texas. It has truly become a center of excellence at U.C.O. [+]

Graphic Design is visual communication and visual problem-solving. This kind of visual communication can be found printed on a poster, a bag of chips, a can of soda, on the display of your laptop, or anything out in the real world or digital realm. You may not realize it now, but Graphic Design is all around you. You see as many as 5,000 advertisements a day. That means, you see Graphic Design more than 5,000 times a day because advertising is just one medium in which you will find Graphic Design. Graphic Design can be artistic, illustrative, systematic and even simple. Ultimately though, it is up to you, the designer, to problem solve and find the most effective solution. Our Graphic Design Program is N.A.S.A.D. accredited. For more information regarding Graphic Design, Design History and Illustration minors, please click here.... [-]


Ba Graphic Design And Visual Communication

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Campus Full time 6 - 8 semesters October 2018 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.... [-]


Bachelor in Graphic Design

Budapest Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 Hungary Budapest

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. [+]

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 online and offline media, in the graphic and typographic solutions from street posters to various media platforms.

We place our foundations on the development of individual capacities; we help our students find their own voice and style. We guide them through the workflow of plans and completed graphics, providing them with a comprehensive picture in the process of completing an idea. We encourage students to become committed to innovative, aesthetic and smart graphic design and typography. In addition to handing down professional skills and knowledge, the program also aims at merging intuition and consciousness in the course of the planning process and relies on students’ sensitivity and cooperating skills in individual and group projects in the studio.... [-]


BA in Graphic Design (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

With this degree, you’ll learn to express yourself through distinct, creative, commercially-astute and ambitious ideas. You’ll work on projects as part of creative campaigns in a professional studio environment, benefit from daily contact with staff. You will develop your understanding of graphic design and creative entrepreneurship to ensure you are prepared to move into the industry when you graduate. [+]

Learn from graphic designers who have worked for 20th Century Fox, Cartoon Network, and Universal Pictures. Gain essential industry experience through work placements and live briefs. Students have recently worked with Channel 5, 1HQ London, Jones Knowles Ritchie, Bulletproof and Taxi Design – winning awards with their work and moving into successful design careers.

We’re ranked in the top 10 for value added in the Guardian University Guide 2017 (design & crafts subjects). We support our students to become exceptional designers.

With this degree, you’ll learn to express yourself through distinct, creative, commercially-astute and ambitious ideas. You’ll work on projects as part of creative campaigns in a professional studio environment, benefit from daily contact with staff. You will develop your understanding of graphic design and creative entrepreneurship to ensure you are prepared to move into the industry when you graduate.... [-]


Bachelor Of Arts Graphic Design

Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 6 - 7 semesters October 2018 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. [+]

​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.... [-]


BA in Graphic and Advertising Design

Frederick University
Campus Full time Part time 8 semesters September 2018 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. [+]

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 an opportunity for students to develop their intellectual, conceptual and creative abilities in the solution of wide-ranging problems. To promote VISUAL LITERACY - by providing an 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. ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Art Direction

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Milan

As new graphics technologies evolve, so do approaches to company branding and advertising. In N.A.B.A.'s BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction program, you'll learn the multidisciplinary approach to graphic design and communication that today’s marketplace demands: a blend of graphics + digital media + advertising. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ART DIRECTION

Specialization in Brand Design

Specialization in Creative Direction

Specialization in Visual Design

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]