B.A. On Campus

Graphic Design

Concordia University Wisconsin

48 months
30060 USD/year
30060 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Graphic design is all around you—websites you visit, books and magazines you read, food you buy at the store—influencing the way you see the world. With a degree obtained in the Graphic Design program of Concordia University Wisconsin, you will discover how you can impact the world through design.


Impact the world through design

You find beauty in the arts, yet also gravitate towards the structure and certainty of STEM. Our program might just be the perfect blend, allowing you to pursue a creative career, and work at the center of 21st century innovation. This is where art meets technology. If you love color, composition, and contrast, as well as modern advancements, there is little else that needs to be said - with graphic design, you’ll have it all.

The courses of the Graphic Design program of Concordia University Wisconsin prepare you for careers in both digital and print design. In order to offer the fullest education possible, Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) has partnered with the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), which is just a 25-minutes drive from our Mequon campus. Most of your classes (all core requirements, over half major requirements, and your minor) will take place at CUW. Because we have a lab specially designed for our graphic design students, you’ll be able to work on your projects right on campus. Only 15-18 credits of your classes will take place at MIAD. It is worth noting that while graphic design is a highly-demand career, we highly encourage you to  pursuing a complementary minor, such as business or marketing.

What to expect

The classes you will take in this program will lay the groundwork of good design principles that will guide you through the rest of your career as a designer. Much of your learning will  occur outside of the classroom. Why? Because outside the classroom is where you’ll be putting into practice the design principles you learned in the classroom, developing your creative ideas and completing projects.

As a CUW graphic design student, you will have opportunities to work on professional projects with real-world clients. This, in addition to regular coursework, will contribute to your professional portfolio, which will be published (physically or digitally). One final note on what to expect: in order to be successful, it is critical that you meet project deadlines during your time with us. The faculty are always happy to work with you, so don’t be afraid to ask them for advice.


  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Desktop Publisher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Drawing for Art Majors
  • 2-D Composition
  • Digital Photography
  • 3-D Modelling
  • Color & Media Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduation from the equivalent of US high school 
  • GPA equivalency of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of English language proficiency with minimum scores of 61 TOEFL, 6 IELTS or 55 PTE (students without these scores can still apply for conditional admission)
  • ACT or SAT is not required for admission, but a result will increase scholarship options

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Mequon

1621 - 2688 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Graphic Design
Concordia University Wisconsin


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!