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Graphic Design, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) , GA,
The Graphic Design Bachelor program provides students with ways to utilize communication tools such as computer images, symbols, logos, and typography to convey a message from a client to a particular audience.

About

Students pursuing the B.F.A. in Graphic Design at UGA should have a genuine interest in solving problems through visual communications that combine art and technology. They must have an inherent sense of curiosity and inquisitiveness to solve graphics problems conceptually (both verbally and nonverbally).

The Graphic Design profession prefers graphic specialists rather than generalists. Students are therefore urged to concentrate in one particular direction such as illustration, typography, or packaging. This is accomplished by the student's choice of graphic design elective courses and projects in the senior year.

Graduates accept professional positions in advertising agencies, printing and publishing, newspapers, design studios, television, manufacturing, and other graphics-related fields. Clubs, charities, religious, and educational organizations are often in need of graphic design work as well.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Georgia (UGA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Study of electronic design
  • Layout
  • Typography
  • Photography
  • Color techniques
  • Three-dimensional design
  • Graphic survey
  • Illustration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

For Regular Decision applicants, the admissions office conducts an holistic review of each applicant that balances the following primary considerations:

  • grades through the end of junior year,
  • the rigor of a student’s curriculum relative to the curriculum offered at her/his high school,
  • and, results of either the SAT I or ACT with Writing.
Required Materials

These materials must be electronically submitted or postmarked:

  • Application for First-Year Admission, Parts I & II
  • Non-refundable $75 application processing fee
  • Official high school transcript with complete grades through the end of junior year
  • Counselor / School Evaluation Form
  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores with Writing assessments
  • Teacher Recommendation Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30392 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30392 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30404 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11830 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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