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Graphic Design, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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During the Graphic Design degree at Mississippi University for Women students explore principles of visual literacy, typography and layout design by completing projects on logo design, branding, editorial design, illustration, publication design, packaging design and interactive design. 

Classes are taught in a Macintosh computer lab with high-resolution scanners, laser and inkjet printers. All projects are completed using both hands on technical skills and Adobe software with emphasis on Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graphic Design
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Special Topics in Art and Design
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Photography

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.

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    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

  • Step 1: Apply for undergraduate admissions and submit $70 application fee. Applications will NOT be processed without payment of this fee. 

  • Step 2: Official transcripts* from your high school or secondary institution. Leaving certificates are acceptable as well.*If the MUW Office of Admissions is unable to adequately evaluate your transcript(s), you may be asked to have them evaluated by an outside source such as the World Education Services. 

  • Step 3: Offical TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE* scores and ACT (18 or higher) or SAT (860 or higher) scores for international students.

  • Step 4: Statements of Financial Backing and Support Form for international students.

  • Step 5: Student Health Agreement Form for international students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3420 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3420 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 800 - 1300 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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