Bachelor On Campus

Visual Communication Design

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

48 months
33347 USD/year
33347 USD/year
9944 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design is a professional undergraduate degree from the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis for students desiring theoretical and studio experience with an emphasis in design.


Students in the Visual Communication Design program at the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis develop critical thinking skills, refine their intellectual and creative processes, and learn contemporary aspects of design and design thinking. 

The program prepares design leaders to proactively manage change and innovate processes toward improving the civic, cultural, and commercial experiences that people encounter in their daily lives. 

The program focuses on a collaborative design process for identifying root problems and facilitating meaningful solutions to complex issues. This approach is intended to harness the power of design to clarify, humanize, and energize the issues that are central to life in a pluralistic society.

Career Development

  • In your academic school, you’ll have access to career advisors who specialize in the fields you want to pursue. 
  • That’s where you’ll also find field-specific internship and networking opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Production for Print Design Outcomes 
  • Production for Digital Design Outcomes 
  • Design Labs 
  • Design in Context 
  • Designing People Centered Experiences 
  • Advanced Design Labs 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your application and essay
  • Pay the application fee or request a fee waiver
  • Have your test scores sent to IUPUI
  • Have your official high school transcript sent to IUPUI
  • Have official transcripts from any dual-credit or college courses sent to IUPUI (if applicable)
  • Submit credentials for any education completed outside the U.S. (if applicable)
  • Complete the Prior Conduct Information and Release form (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33347 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33347 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9944 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Indianapolis

1017 - 1926 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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