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Art and Design - Graphic Design Emphasis, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orem, UT, United States
Situated in the heart of the “Silicon Slopes,” the Bachelor in Art and Design - Graphic Design Emphasis program offered by Utah Valley University is uniquely situated to offer students cutting-edge learning, internship, and job-placement opportunities.  
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As students use the latest software to practice communicating creatively using typography and imagery, they learn to approach problem solving from marketing and artistic standpoints that resonate with target audiences. Courses at this Bachelor in Art and Design - Graphic Design Emphasis program offered by Utah Valley University emphasize creative, concept-intensive communication, and effective design implementation in both print and interactive design. 


Students are prepared to compete for employment at advertising agencies, design studios, in-house design departments, publishing firms, printing firms, and for freelance consulting work (self-employed). Some students may also choose to further their studies in graduate programs. 

The types of job responsibilities could include branding/identity design, web and interactive design, information design and data visualization, digital and traditional publishing, advertising design, and motion design.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • History of Art from the Renaissance
  • Spatial Drawing 
  • Graphic Computer Applications
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Painting 
  • Web Essentials
  • 3D Computer Modeling
  • Production Design
  • Branding 
  • Motion Graphics
  • UI/UX Design
  • Modern Art and Architecture History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • $115 application fee
  • Official High School Transcripts or Record Equivalent
  • English Proficiency
  • Affidavit of support and financial statements (All financial support papers must be in English, showing amounts in U.S. dollars.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2596 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orem

  • 950 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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