B.Sc. On Campus

Graphic Design

Black Hills State University

48 months
9723 USD/year
11742 USD/year
8672 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Graphic Design program at Black Hills State University combines the worlds of Mass Communications and Art to take your talents to a new height. With a curriculum focused on the creation and manipulation of graphics, images, drawing, and photos, you'll speak to the world through your graphic design work.


This Graphic Design program at Black Hills State University will give you the necessary graphic and computer design skills and the experience to prepare you for an exciting, cutting-edge career in advertising, publishing, or public relations.

The Graphic Design BFA at BHSU offers:

  • Hands-on experience with the "Jacket Journal" student newspaper, where you can showcase your talents in desktop publishing, design, or writing.
  • Opportunities to work in front of the camera, behind the microphone, or behind the scenes at the student-run television and radio stations.
  • Internship opportunities throughout the Black Hills will sharpen your skills and introduce you to potential employers.
  • Student organizations that enhance your classroom experiences with field trips, art shows and graphic design competitions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing 
  • Design
  • Graphic Communication 
  • Intermediate Desktop Publishing
  • Basic Photography 
  • Computer Production & Imaging 
  • Advertising Media Communications 
  • Advanced Desktop Publishing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Complete the following high school courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (algebra or higher level)
  • 3 years of laboratory science
  • 3 years of social science
  • 1 year of fine arts

Students must meet one of the following admissions requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6
  • Minimum composite ACT of 18 (SAT score of 970 or above)
  • Rank in the top 60% of high school class

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9723 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9723 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11742 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8672 USD per year during 48 months.

WY, CO, MT, ND, NE, IA Residents (In-State Tuition): $ 8,672

Living costs for Spearfish

1144 - 1990 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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