B.A. On Campus

Art and Design

Chicago State University

48 months
619 USD/credit 18570 USD/year
619 USD/credit 18570 USD/year
312 USD/credit 9360 USD/year
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The Art and Design program at Chicago State University is housed in a building with spacious, well – equipped, specialized art and design studios, and an Apple computer lab. There are two galleries on campus with regularly scheduled exhibitions.


Learning outcomes

The Art and Design student at Chicago State University is involved in exploring the power of the visual image in graphic communication. Course work includes experiences in print media, illustration, packaging, web page design, and photography. The advanced student may choose to do a practicum in the field of publication, graphic design, or photography.

There are two galleries on campus with regularly scheduled exhibitions. The President’s Gallery exhibits work of regionally and nationally known artists while the University Gallery is focused on exhibiting student work. Each year, our galleries showcase our best and brightest in the annual Student Competition and the Senior Portfolio Exhibition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Color Photo 
  • Illustrator/Photoshop
  • Graphic Design 
  • Typography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official High School transcript – Foreign transcripts not written in English must be translated into English by a nationally known credential translator. Applicants must meet a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation – Only accepted by Education Credential Evaluators or World Education Services
  • Official ACT or SAT scores – Must meet a minimum ACT composite of 18 or SAT composite of 960.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (Not required if English is the applicant’s country first language).
  • Personal essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • $30 (U.S.) non-refundable Application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 619 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    18570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 619 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 312 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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