Graphic Design, B.A. | Western Illinois University | Macomb, United States
48 months
16700 USD/year
9238 USD/year
9238 USD/year
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The Graphic Design program at Western Illinois University focuses on creative graphic form and communication, design processes, cultural factors, and provides an in-depth, comprehensive, and structured background in artistic Graphic Design. Students will develop strong sense of design applicable to any medium.


A Graphic Design degree provides opportunities for students to develop the creative problem solving and visual criticism skills that are needed in today's design environment.

Students completing the graphic design option at Western Illinois University will find jobs in computer-aided design, desktop publishing, promotional print publications, identity programs, packaging, and signage/information systems.

Possible Careers

  • Independent Artists
  • Advertising Designer
  • Print Designer
  • Computer-aided design
  • Desktop-publishing
  • Promotional print publications
  • Identity programs, packaging
  • Signage/information systems

Why Choose Graphic Design at Western Illinois University?

The curriculum consists of foundation courses in drawing and design; specialized courses in areas ranging from sculpture and painting to printmaking, jewelry, graphic design, and computer imaging; portfolio review; and a series of courses in the history of art, from ancient civilization through the modern age.

Facilities on campus include buildings for two- and three-dimensional arts and a University Art Gallery featuring regional and national exhibitions throughout the school year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphic Design and Typography
  • Artistic Digital Imaging
  • Layout and Design
  • Artistic Website Design
  • Artistic Digital Illustration
  • Motion Graphics and Animation
  • Internship
  • Advanced Graphic Design Concepts
  • Graphic Design Senior Portfolio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Western is one of just two public institutions in the state that are test-optional in regard to college admissions. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9238 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9238 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Macomb

1100 - 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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