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Graphic Design, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #191 (WUR) New York City, NY, United States
You'll develop your talents and skills and achieve a high degree of professional competence, while pursuing your own creative goals. The BFA in Graphic Design program will prepare you for the many career opportunities available in design practice.

Overview

The BFA is a professional degree with concentrated areas of specialization, so you will take more art courses than you would in a BA program. At UMass Dartmouth, you also have the advantages of a university education where you can diversify your studies and expand your career opportunities.

Our faculty—who are also professionals in their fields—will teach you how to:

  • research and analyze content as part of the design process
  • work within the context of the message, the audience, the environment, and the technology
  • develop graphic translations such as symbols, books, posters, interactive media
  • create art with a purpose

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Visual Arts Seminar 
  • Structural Drawing 
  • 2D Form and Surface 
  • 3D Form and Space Color in Design 
  • Introduction to Typography
  • Studies in Visual Culture Visualizing Complexity
  • Web Typography 
  • Art History Elective

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • All applicants must meet portfolio requirements as an element in the department's admission decision 
  • Additional materials may be required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29661 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29661 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29141 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29141 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13921 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13921 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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