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Graphic Design, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
California, MD, United States
Over the course of the Program, BFA Graphic Design students create a body of work that is not simply a string of assignments—but which is uniquely theirs—and prepares them to carve an independent path into graphic design practice with a compelling portfolio marked by strong ideas expressed through form.
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Overview

The BFA track is centered around core courses supported by a number of required and elective classes, allowing both structure and flexibility within the curriculum, covering all aspects of graphic design practice. Each year in residence builds on the experience of the previous as a sequence of additional classes explore image-making, typography and design history. Baseline coursework is followed by more specialized classes in areas such as web design, motion graphics and type design.

In addition to core studio classes, all candidates in the Program are required to pass a Graduation Portfolio Review in order to complete the program and obtain the BFA degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graphic Design I 
  • Design Issues 
  • Skills for Visualization 
  • Digital Design Lab I 
  • Digital Design Lab II 
  • Intro to Digital Photography 
  • Graphic Design II 
  • Graphic Design II 
  • Typography I 
  • Typography II 
  • Image Making I 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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

  • Submit Your Application
  • International Academic Transcript
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Declaration of Finances
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48660 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48660 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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