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Graphic Design, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Providence, RI, United States
Do you love to create visually captivating illustrations? Are you passionate about designing either by hand or using computer software? Do you dream of inspiring others through your work? The students of the Graphic Design program of Johnson & Wales University are doing this and more every day.
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In our specialized design labs and studios, you’ll learn to solve visual communication problems using design and digital tools, including current design software and hardware. And during your junior year of the Graphic Design program of Johnson & Wales University, you’ll narrow your studies by choosing to focus in either print or web. It’s how we help you find your career path.

Before You Graduate

You’ll have a portfolio full of your increasingly sophisticated design work. Not to mention the ability to develop a focused identity that carries through all of your presented materials — and identifies you as an independent designer. You’ll hone your design skills by creating, editing and presenting visual collateral that includes the design of branding/logos, packages, publications, photography/video, typography, websites and user interface experiences.

During Your Senior Year

Gain industry experience by creating, managing and presenting design projects to actual clients from community-based organizations based in the greater Providence area.

Occupational Outlook

Some professions may require additional study, background checks, certifications, licenses, exams and/or experience as required qualifications for employment. Students are responsible for verifying that they can meet the employment requirements of potential employers.

  • Art Directors
  • Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, postsecondary
  • Career and Technical Education Teachers
  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
  • Commercial and Industrial Designers
  • Film and Video Editors
  • Graphic Designers
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early admission: November 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    181 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation Drawing and Digital Tools
  • Screen Design & Coding
  • Brand Identity Design and Development
  • Print Production
  • Digital Video
  • Design Solutions Team

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Proof of English proficiency if applicable
  • Completed and signed International Student Financial Declaration Form for undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Certified bank statement or government sponsorship letter verifying financial support for one academic year
  • Copy of biographical section of your valid passport
  • Submit Admissions Forms
  • Non-U.S. students transferring to JWU from another U.S. post-secondary institution must submit a Transfer Verification Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Providence

  • 1030 - 1900 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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