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Graphic Design, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

At California College of the Arts we offer a bachelor degree in Graphic Design. Design at CCA is dedicated to conceptual exploration alongside practice-based problem solving. 

Key Features 

  • We teach students to become leaders in the field by emphasizing collaborative studio work, creative risk-taking, and elegant design solutions that engage with pressing social issues.
  • The classroom is where the work begins, not where it ends. The Bay Area, known for its legacy of craft and social justice, is one of the world’s most innovative technology and design hubs. Students have the opportunity to intern for design firms, nonprofits, and publishing houses as they work toward a polished thesis project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphic Design Tools
  • Graphic Design Studios 1–3
  • Typography 1–3
  • Interactive
  • Advanced Interactive
  • Media History 2
  • Professional Practice Workshop

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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • An online application and nonrefundable application fee of $70
  • Personal essay
  • High school and/or university transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio (log in to SlideRoom)
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50592 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    50592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50592 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Oakland

  • 1055 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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