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
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Graphic Design
- Drawing for Art Majors
- 2-D Composition
- Digital Photography
- 3-D Modelling
- Color & Media Dynamics
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.
DisciplinesGraphic Design View 453 other Masters in Graphic Design in United States
- 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
International30060 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.
National30060 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Mequon
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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