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Graphic Design and Advertising, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Graphic Design and Advertising from Abilene Christian University focuses on this blending of art and technology and the possibilities this innovative combination creates.

Housed in the Art and Design Department, and in collaboration with Journalism and Mass Communication, the Bachelor of Arts in graphic design and the Bachelor of Arts in advertising blend art and design training with preparation in advertising and mass communication principles. A B.A. in graphic design and advertising from ACU will make you a marketable candidate for positions such as creative director, animator, production designer and much more.

After earning a B.A. graphic design or B.A. advertising, you will leave ACU armed with knowledge, skills and a professional portfolio that will help you find a career as a designer in a variety of industries, including advertising, publishing, media and eCommerce. The bachelor’s degree in graphic design and the bachelor’s degree in advertising will open doors to an exciting, creative career.


  • Production Designer
  • Animator
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Industrial Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Printmaker
  • Illustrator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Drawing
  • Identity & Brand Design
  • Interactive Design
  • Advertising Creativity and Copywriting
  • Two-Dimensional Design 
  • Three-Dimensional Design 
  • Figure Drawing 
  • Painting 
  • Plein Air Painting 
  • Typography 
  • Media Maker 
  • Principles of Advertising 
  • Communication Law
  • Ad/PR Campaigns 
  • Digital Art Photography 
  • Broadcast Production 
  • Web Publishing 
  • Advanced Video Production

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Complete an Application for Admission. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) 
  • Standardized Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Abilene

  • 932 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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