48 months
652 USD/credit 19560 USD/year
652 USD/credit 19560 USD/year
244 USD/credit 7320 USD/year
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The Department of Graphic Design at Sam Houston State University offers innovative programs for students interested in the visual arts. Degrees are offered in studio art, photography, graphic design, and computer animation.


Key facts

The Graphic Design department at Sam Houston State University has over 30,000 square feet of space devoted to studios, laboratories, lecture halls, and galleries. Studios in painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and photography maintain the best tools available for students to develop skills and express ideas. Digital labs maintain state of the art computer equipment for students in graphics, photography, and computer animation.


Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation, Graphic Design, Photography, or Studio Art are required to participate in W.A.S.H. (Workshop in Art History and Studio). WASH is a nine credit hour foundation program that includes studio and lecture components. Other core art courses required of all BFA’s include Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and Time Based classes. After passing a BFA Portfolio review in their sophomore year, students take advanced courses to develop expertise in the BFA program of their choice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • The Visual Arts
  • Exploring Contemporary Art
  • Art History Survey I
  • Digital Art & New Technology
  • W.A.S.H. - 2D

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the ApplyTexas.org Application (International) and pay the nonrefundable application fee of $75 in U.S. currency via MasterCard, American Express, VISA, Discover Card, money order or check drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • Send official high school transcripts or college/university transcripts if applicable.
  • If transcripts are from a school outside of the U.S. the document must be translated and evaluated by a NACES accredited service or SDR Educational Consultants
  • International college transcript evaluations must include a course by course evaluation from an accredited evaluation company

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 652 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    19560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 652 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 244 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Huntsville

964 - 1786 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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