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Graphic Design, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Corpus Christi, TX, United States
The B.A. in Graphic Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers students a professional and practical overview of the field. The award-winning students not only learn the fundamentals of design, but a breadth of knowledge in typography, emerging technologies, packaging, branding and more.

Overview

Graphic Design is a creative and inspiring process that combines art and technology to communicate ideas and information visually from client to audience. Rooted in traditional art and design foundations, the focus of the Graphic Design curriculum at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is to educate and inform students of the impact design can make through the exploration of diverse problem-solving methodologies, innovative investigations, and creative research in all forms of visual communication. Through their studio work, Graphic Design majors will address issues stressing social and cultural awareness, integration of new technology, and sustainable practices while being prepared to enter into the evolving creative industry.

Internships

In addition to the required coursework above, students are encouraged to participate in the internship program during their junior and senior years. Internships are for course credit and count as an upper division elective. Assistance in attaining internship positions is provided.
Ongoing internships are typically available with local publications, non-profit organizations, city offices, advertising agencies, video production companies, tourists attractions, small businesses and large corporations.

Accreditation

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Typography
  • Foundations of Graphic Design
  • Historical Perspectives of Graphic Design
  • Design for Good
  • Packaging Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Publication and Editorial Design
  • Design in Advertising
  • Portfolio and Professional Practices
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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:

    79

    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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General Requirements

Freshmen

High school requirements for Top 10%

The State of Texas Uniformed Admission Policy and Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803 - 51.809 requires all first-time freshmen seeking admission at a public Texas four-year institution to meet one of the following college readiness standards.

  • Successfully complete the Recommended or Advanced/Distinguished high school programs or a pre-college high school curriculum equivalent in content and rigor; or
  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • Earn at least a 1500 out of 2400 SAT assessment score (score considers: Verbal, Math, & Writing) or the equivalent.

Automatic admission standards

If you graduated in the top 25% of your high school class and successfully completed the required pre-college curriculum above, you will gain automatic admission without minimum SAT or ACT score requirements. You are, however, still required to submit official scores on either exam to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

The SAT scores reflected in the tables below include the combination of the Critical Reading and Math Sections. Our current test score requirements do not include the writing section component.

  • Class rankSAT

Top 25%

  • Composite ScoreACT

No minimum

  • Composite Score

No minimum

If you graduated in the top 25% and did not successfully complete a required pre-college curriculum or an equivalent, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • A minimum SAT score of 1500 out of 2400 (score considers: Verbal, Math & Writing) or the equivalent.
  • Those applicants who do not meet Regular Admission Requirements may be considered for admission under ourAlternative Admission Procedure.

High school requirements for all other graduates

The State of Texas Uniformed Admission Policy and Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803 - 51.809 requires all first-time freshmen seeking admission at a public Texas four-year institution to meet one of the following college readiness standards.

  • Successfully complete the Recommended or Advanced/Distinguished high school programs or a pre-college high school curriculum equivalent in content and rigor; or
  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • Earn at least a 1500 out of 2400 SAT assessment score (score considers: Verbal, Math, & Writing) or the equivalent.
International freshmen
  • ApplyTexas International Freshman Application for Admission
  • $75 application fee
  • International Transcript Evaluation Report
  • Official U.S. college transcripts
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Transfer Report Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13133 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13133 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13133 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13133 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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13133 $ per 25 credit hrs

Living costs for Corpus Christi

  • 894 - 1660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers a variety of academically competitive scholarships for all students. The Scholarship Office assists students with the application process. The liaison also coordinates the process of manages and awarding scholarships.

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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