B.A. On Campus

Design Studies

Azusa Pacific University

48 months
40830 USD/year
40830 USD/year
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If you enjoy the challenge of learning, thinking strategically, and expanding ideas using visual communication, Azusa Pacific University’s Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies could be for you.


Design is beautiful. Design is everywhere—from the Nike logo to stop signs to the menu you read at In-N-Out Burger. Design happens when you decide what to wear in the morning, and is involved when you choose to use a particular toothbrush. Design is making connections where others do not see them; it involves asking the “what if” questions that motivate creativity, and encompasses complex software systems and simple, everyday items. 

Throughout the Azusa Pacific University’s Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies, coursework guides students in developing a wide range of visual communication products including branding and identity, editorial design, vector and digital illustration, and user interface and experience design. Students work on projects that promote humanitarian organizations, confront social issues, and encourage responsible interaction with life’s challenges. Design studies majors leave APU prepared to create design work that communicates effectively and meets client and customer needs.

Career Options:

  • Branding and concept designer
  • User experience and user interface designer
  • Startup and entrepreneurial designer
  • Online learning environment designer
  • Church and nonprofit design work
  • Computer illustrator

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Computer Graphics
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Drawing
  • Production for Print Design
  • Photography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application, Statement of Agreement with Institutional Policy, and Personal Statement (Apply Online)
  • A nonrefundable $45 application fee must be submitted.
  • Transcripts
  • Preadmission Tests (optional)
  • Recommendation (optional, but recommended)
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Residency
  • Encouraged Supplemental Materials
    • ZeeMee Profile

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      40830 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 20415 USD per semester during 48 months.
    • National

      40830 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 20415 USD per semester during 48 months.

    Living costs for Pacific

    800 - 1300 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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