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Communications Design

Syracuse University

48 months
55920 USD/year
55920 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Communications Design program from Syracuse University introduces a field offering almost unlimited options and professional opportunities. Its unique structure enables students to pursue either a broad range of interests or to specialize in one or two particular areas of communications design. 


Key facts

Communications design coursework explores the creative process, communications theory, design history, and project management, in addition to illustration, photography, typography, and production processes. Graduates of the program leave Syracuse prepared to forge careers in the creative design space.

The courses emphasize, above all else, the conceptual and strategic aspects of marketing and communications design as well as the development of basic skills, the use of technology, and the historical and theoretical foundations of the field.

Life After Syracuse University

With a Communications Design program from Syracuse University, you can pursue careers such as:

  • Art director
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Multimedia artist
  • Animator
  • Web designer

Or pursue a graduate degree in business, collaborative design, or museum studies. Past graduates have continued their education at many of the most prestigious graduate schools in the U.S.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Concepts 
  • Design Applications 
  • Design Thinking 
  • Fundamentals of Communications Design 
  • Communication Design
  • Communication 
  • Design Methods 
  • Design Skills & Processes 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Common Application
  • Pay the application Fee ($85)
  • Submit your official academic credentials
  • Submit two academic recommendations
  • TOEFL or IELTS required (if English is not your native language)
  • Complete and submit a Visa Information Form
  • Check to see if your college requires any additional materials
  • Submit SAT/ACT scores (Optional)
  • Review all Visa and immigration information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55920 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    55920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55920 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 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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