BA Degrees in Graphic Design

Compare 47 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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B.A. in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 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.

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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. Career opportunities - Graphic Designer, Art & Design Director, Visual Journalist. Title – This B.A. is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education Research (M.I.U.R.) as an Academic Diploma Level I and awards 180 credits. Context - Graphic design is everywhere, in printed and digital applications of our everyday life. Methodology and structure – A strong laboratory overtone is the feature of the course: from basic design theories to high-level professional simulation, students progressively develop complex research projects through guided design labs in collaboration with real companies. In parallel with the design laboratory classes, our students acquire historical, sociological, economic, and technical skills. These techniques are useful for helping them in interpreting and decoding the language of visual communication, of contemporary arts, cinema and all the communication needs of the society. Our students acquire immediately the basic tools of Graphic Design: knowledge on Typefaces' usage, page formats and layouts, genesis meaning and perception of shapes and colors. The study plan also focuses on technical tools: from basic software on Photo editing, picture management and vector graphics to advanced ones dedicated to web... [-]


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 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.... [-]


BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


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. ... [-]

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 calibre 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... [-]


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.

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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 Communication

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 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 ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme

Aims and Objectives

The Graphic Communication programme aims to:

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. 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. Provide learners with the means for lifelong learning within the professional or educational environment. Provide reflective and responsive graphic design training which is directly relevant to the changing needs of the creative and manufacturing industries. 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. Encourage students to become more self critical, display critical judgment and challenge assumptions and prejudice. 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. Make students aware of the professional practice of graphic design; this will be achieved through a... [-]

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 (Hons) Graphic Design

AAS College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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:... [-]


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. “I think what most parents ask is, why would you major... [+]

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 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. [+]

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.

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 ... [-]

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 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. ... [-]

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.... [-]


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 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. [+]

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.... [-]