Graphic Design, B.A. | Oakland University | Rochester Hills, United States
48 months
24708 USD/year
24708 USD/year
13934 USD/year
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You’ll learn to do more than create images in our graphic design program. You’ll also acquire the visual language to inspire and motivate audiences. The Graphic Design program at Oakland University unites classical art training with professional know-how, equipping you with highly marketable graphic design skills.


Graphic Design Degree: The Oakland University Advantage

Graphic design sits at the intersection of art and commerce, which makes Southeast Michigan an ideal setting for graphic design majors. The region’s dynamic economy generates enormous demand for graphic designers, and the Graphic Design program at Oakland University is recognized as a prime source of talent. With potential employers and professional mentors surrounding our campus, our graphic design degree offers unique academic and career opportunities.

Our graphic design program also stands out for its:

  • Industry orientation. In addition to honing your creative talent, our graphic design courses instill a professional mindset. You’ll learn to work on teams, handle critiques, present to clients, and execute graphic design projects on time and on budget. By the time you complete the graphic design program, you’ll have a portfolio of high-caliber work that showcases your artistic ability and your professional polish.
  • Real-world experience. While the program doesn’t require a graphic design internship, most students choose to do one. Employers of every shape and size seek to work with our students, making it easy to find a graphic design internship that closely matches your career interests. You’ll also get chances to exhibit in gallery shows, participate in design competitions, and work with real-world clients via project-based assignments in your graphic design courses.
  • Experienced faculty. Most of our graphic design courses are taught by seasoned faculty with long careers and notable achievements in graphic design. You’ll learn from veterans who teach from first-hand experience, offering practical insights, tricks of the trade, and career guidance.
  • Classical training. Our graphic design program draws on concepts from art history and fundamental theories of visual communication. You’ll learn to weave fine-art ideas into graphic design projects, helping your work stand out from the pack.
  • Constructive culture. We think artists work best in settings that value collaboration over competition. While peer evaluation is a key part of our graphic design program, we insist on constructive feedback and respectful communication.

What can you do with a graphic design degree?

Our graphic design degree equips you to work in an extraordinarily diverse range of industries. Examples include:

  • Web design
  • Computer game design
  • App development
  • Video production
  • Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Product design
  • Marketing
  • Public relations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Web Design
  • Typography
  • Motion Graphics
  • Digital Illustration in Graphic Design
  • Investigating Printmaking
  • Community Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Oakland University admission application. While an essay is optional, interested students may choose to include an essay for consideration
  • Cumulative high school grade point averages of 3.2 or above. Applicants with cumulative grade point averages below 3.2, but above 2.5, may be admitted after consideration of the quality of academic preparation. Scholarship awards are based on a student's academic record at the time of admission
  • SAT or ACT scores are no longer required for the incoming classes, for students with a minimum high school GPA of 2.5
  • Number and types of college preparatory courses
  • Positive trend of grades
  • English language proficiency test score reports

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24708 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24708 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24708 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13934 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13934 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Rochester Hills

1000 - 1500 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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