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Graphic Design, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Irvine, CA, United States
The goal of the Graphic Design program at Concordia University Irvine is to instill abilities across the arts in our students so they graduate with a well-rounded skill set. Students create art and design that utilizes the elements and principles of design, composition, and strong drawing skills while they also build aesthetic and communication capabilities.
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Overview

Graduates from Concordia University Irvine’s Graphic Design department are putting their degrees to work for major brands and entrepreneurial start-ups. The skills students learn in verbal, intellectual, and conceptual expressions are highly sought-after into today’s visual marketplace.

Opportunities For Graphic Design Majors

Designers never stop learning. Understanding formal concepts, methods, theories, and techniques and how to apply them is an ongoing journey. In a community of learners, designers share their work and knowledge so they can learn from each other. Concordia offers many opportunities through writing, talks, and collaborative learning to refine and grow your skills. We view the CUI Art Department as an integral asset to Concordia’s distinctly Christian liberal arts education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Publishing 
  • Digital Image Manipulation 
  • Digital Illustration 
  • History of Graphic Design 
  • Typography
  • Web Design 
  • Motion Graphics

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.

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  • 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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed International Undergraduate Application Form with signature
  • $50 Non-Refundable application fee. International Fee Payment Form
  • Essay
  • International Reference Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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