• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The goal of the Communication Design program at Texas State University is to create a stimulating learning environment for students where they can pursue their specific interests within these areas of professional study: graphic design, art direction, and interactive media.

Opportunities

In addition to the general course work, Communication Design students are encouraged to participate in local, regional, national and international design competitions, serve as an intern to professional practice, join Communication Design student organizations, and attend visiting professional lectures and exhibitions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Course Content

  • Courses in Communication Design emphasize conceptual communications following the model of professional practice while seeking to explore innovative new aesthetics. In addition to their general studies, art foundations, art history, and art electives—engage in a rigorous study.
  • The outcome of this curriculum is the preparation of a superior portfolio, with a focus on enabling the student to enter into the professional practice of communication design.
  • Courses in typography, art direction, corporate identity, sustainable packaging, brand experience, human-centered design, environmental graphics, design research, and interactive design prepare the student for professional practice within a designer/client relationship. 

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:

    78

    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

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

Applicants must submit original academic records (or copies which have been certified by an appropriate school official) of all secondary and post-secondary course work, examination results, SAT or ACT test scores (directly from the testing center), certificates awarded, and/or diplomas. A certified English translation must accompany the original academic records if the originals are not in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11240 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Marcos

  • 921 - 1710 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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