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Graphic Design, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) , TN,
The Graphic Design major from University of Tennessee Knoxville prepares for a professional life in the field of design by exploring a range of contexts to support a problem-finding, problem-solving process. Emphasis is placed on contemporary issues of design as well as the role of design in constructing relationships among forms, people, and cultures.

About

Students are advised that successful completion of Portfolio Review (ARTD 350) is a prerequisite to all upper-division Graphic Design courses. Continuing, returning, and transfer students must meet progression requirements before declaring a major in graphic design.

No grade below C in art courses may be applied to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree from University of Tennessee Knoxville. A minimum of 42 credit hours, 300-level or above, must be earned prior to graduation. A minimum of 120 total hours are required.

The following core courses must be completed before students can progress into the art program as graphic design major and before further graphic design classes may be taken.

Those applying will be admitted into the art program in rank order of cumulative average as space allows. The overall record will be evaluated for quality and seriousness of purpose. Excessive absences, withdrawals, incompletes, or repeated courses may result in denial of progression. Progression into the School of Art does not guarantee progression into the graphic design major. Progression into the graphic design major will follow successful completion of the graphic design Portfolio Review.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Studio Art
  • Western Art: Ancient through Medieval
  •  Introduction to 4-D Studio Art
  • The Idea of Graphic Design 
  • Beginning Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design Production
  • Intermediate Graphic Design 
  • Typography
  • Interaction Design
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design Capstone

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:

    70

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  • Minimum required score:

    523

    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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General Requirements

  • Step 1: Complete and submit an application: Apply to UT beginning August 1 by becoming a VIP (Vol in Progress) or through the Common Application.
  • Step 2: Have your high school/or college send us official transcripts electronically (PDF) or mail them: If you have completed any high school course work outside the United States, it might be necessary to have an evaluation of your transcript 
  • Demonstrate English proficiency: Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Submit financial documentation (F-1 or J-1 visa status).
  • Submit a copy of the photo page of your international passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13264 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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