B.Sc. On Campus

Digital Arts and Design - Computer Graphics

48 months
11936 USD/year
11936 USD/year
8834 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At the Digital Arts and Design - Computer Graphics program from Dakota State University, you can focus your creativity in graphic and 3D design. Challenge your creative mind. Master design theories and graphic design language. Create stunning graphics. 


When you watch an animated movie or cartoon, see an advertisement, or text in a magazine, you’re observing computer graphics. To be a graphic designer, you must understand fundamentals like typography, complementary colors, white space, and more. Graphic design is a crucial part of businesses and organizations because they effectively display visuals and data to consumers.

Create stunning graphics. Use the latest software, technologies, and equipment. Curate design skills. Navigate the ropes between print, web, motion pictures, and video.

If you want to peak your design interests even more, check out our student clubs:

  • Art Club
  • Animation Club
  • Photography Club
  • Film Club

Career possibilities

At the end of your academic career, you’ll have a portfolio full of original content, making you ready to take on the graphic arts industry.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Digital Arts and Design - Computer Graphics program from Dakota State University, students will to be able to:

  • Effectively work in a collaborative group
  • Requisite mastery over necessary design theory and skills
  • Think creatively, holistically, and resourcefully
  • Communicate effectively – visual/audio, written and spoken
  • Completed a strong capstone/undergraduate research project/portfolio

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing
  • Animation
  • Digital Photography 
  • 2-D Design on Computers
  • Computers 
  • Digital Arts and Design
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Career Preparation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to demonstrate your academic ability to meet the academic challenges at DSU, you’ll need to meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Maintain an above-average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" (2.60 on a 4.00 GPA scale)
  • Be in the top 60% of your class 
  • Get an ACT composite score of 18 or above, or get an SAT score of 950 or above with subscores of at least 480 on the Math and 450 on the Critical Reading

Submit original academic transcripts

  • Your academic transcripts need to be originals or official certified true copies. If your transcripts are not in English, certified true translations must be attached.

Be proficient in English

  • If you’re not a native speaker of English, you must demonstrate proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5968 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    11936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5968 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4417 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Madison

850 - 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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