At the Graphic Design program offered by Saint Ambrose University you will learn about letter form and color choices; historical influences in the creation of original design products; and how to analyze the needs of clients and respond. Courses are taught by professional designers and include typography, digital illustration, web design, and branding.
You also will gain a broad foundation in art that focuses on and informs your design practice. Core courses for all Art majors include drawing, design, visual narratives, and art history.
You will graduate with the skills to communicate and captivate consumers. You could work as a graphic or web designer, art director, visual communications specialist, production artist, illustrator, or media designer. Career paths also include publishing, advertising, and public relations.
Many professional graphic designers choose to be their own boss. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016) about 1 in 5 graphic designers were self-employed. The median annual wage for graphic designers was $47,640 in 2016.
Art directors have even higher earning potential. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, art directors are responsible for setting the visual style for magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and even movie and television productions. In 2016, the median annual wage for art directors was $89,820.
- Designing Data
- Advanced Special Topics
- Publication Design
- Experimental Typography
- Branding and Identity Systems
- Design Studio
- Interaction Design
- Internship in Design
- 48 months
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DisciplinesDesign Graphic Design User Experience Design View 589 other Bachelors in Graphic Design in United States
- To become an SAU Fighting Bee you need a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) from an accredited high school.
- St. Ambrose University has a test-optional* admissions process, but if you would like to submit scores, please make sure they are submitted either on high school transcript(s) or from the appropriate testing service. Send your test score(s) to St. Ambrose by using these codes, ACT: 1352, SAT: 6617.
International33290 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33290 USD per year during 48 months.
National33290 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33290 USD per year during 48 months.
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