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Graphic Design, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Ruston, LA, United States
We aim to produce motivated, self-reliant problem-solvers who are equipped with essential competencies in research, analysis, aesthetics, design theory, productivity, and the application of relevant technologies. We offer a bachelor degree in Graphic Design at the Louisiana Tech University. 
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We promote a firm foundation in traditional art experiences and the study of design principles to support a student’s ability to create dynamic conceptual solutions and innovative visual designs within the context of effective and objective-specific communication.

The BFA degree program in Graphic Design at the Louisiana Tech University is a professional program created to prepare students with a common body of skills and knowledge deemed necessary for entry as career graphic designers. 

Our program is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and adheres to that organization’s guidelines for effective student preparation for general practice as professional designers. Our facilities and equipment are regularly upgraded and provide an impressive platform for the support of basic technological instruction as well as graduate-level research in new media and advanced communication challenges.

The common body of experiences available to design students include but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive evaluations of student creative and problem solving solutions in the form of classroom critiques.
  • Involvement in design exhibitions and competitions on local, regional, and national levels.
  • Field experiences and tours related to the design industry.
  • Experiences in creating design solutions when working within a team.
  • Experiences in design challenges requiring interdisciplinary interface with students in other academic areas.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Within the framework of general requirements exists the opportunity for some subject specialization. 
  • While we do not have separate degrees or academic concentrations in areas such as computer animation or illustration, we have a highly skilled faculty who regularly offer courses featuring an advanced subject concentration to properly prepared students. Our curriculum requires four elective art courses. 
  • Upon receiving permission from the appropriate faculty member, students may choose to use some or all of these courses for the pursuit of individualized study in subjects of personal interest.

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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee $30.00 
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries: Students with a 2.0 GPA must have one of the following: an iBT TOEFL 79 or an IELTS 6.5 or SAT Math subscore 510, Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500 subscore with a minimum composite score of 1130 or ACT Math subscore 19 and English subscore 18 with a minimum composite score of 23. 
  • Copy of Current Valid Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5534 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5534 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    3702 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1851 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ruston

  • 900 - 1400 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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