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Graphic Design and Interactive Media, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
San Diego, CA, United States
Have you dreamed of designing exciting advertising campaigns? Does working with a company to redesign their brand image sound exciting? A media design degree goes beyond graphic design giving you the qualifications and tools to design exciting and interactive experiences
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You will use your creativity and imagination to bring ideas to life. If you have pictured yourself working in visual design, creative advertising or interactive design, this media design degree may be the right program for you. You will explore the principles, technology, practical applications, and methodologies that can help you produce creative graphic design solutions. You will also learn the language of web design and how to create a variety of interactive content for web and mobile devices at our media design school.

Combining your love of creativity and technology could lead to a career in advertising, web production, film, animation, television, media and design or gaming. This digital media design degree program in San Diego, California will teach you how to use text, graphics, video and animation to visually communicate ideas in print, web, mobile, and games. The Bachelor of Science in Media Design is a 4-year program. During first year, students will learn the foundations of design, color theory, drawing fundamentals and digital media and digital imaging skills. The second year of studies includes courses in layout and design, visual narratives, storyboarding, branding, web design and package design. During third year, students will focus on typography, design research and web design. And then during the fourth year, students develop their portfolios during studio classes and portfolio development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing
  • Visual Studies
  • Digital Design Tools I
  • Digital Design Tools II
  • Concept Development
  • Color Theory and Perception
  • History of Design
  • Advertising

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee $75.00 (non-refundable)
  • Transcripts Evaluation Fee $100.00 (non-refundable)
  • Official High School Transcripts & Diploma
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Portfolio

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14206 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7103 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14206 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7103 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Diego

  • 1400 - 2460 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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