Bachelor On Campus

Graphic Design (Fine Arts)

Old Dominion University

48 months
1032 USD/credit 30960 USD/year
1032 USD/credit 30960 USD/year
360 USD/credit 10800 USD/year
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The Graphic Design (Fine Arts) BFA program offered at Old Dominion University provides a sequenced curriculum structured to prepare students for successful transition into professional practice, designing communications for a wide range of traditional and digital delivery.


Further, the Graphic Design (Fine Arts) BFA program offered at Old Dominion University provides a solid foundation of traditional art experiences and design practices to build students’ ability to create dynamic visual designs. The design curriculum stresses essential competencies in conceptual problem solving, analysis and articulation, aesthetics, design theory, productivity, and the application of technology, all necessary for advanced exploration and entry into professional practice. The elective coursework provides students with concentrated study in specific specializations within design, which gives students the opportunity to craft their career goals by choosing among a range of print and digital deliveries. Graduating portfolios represent a rich experience in print design, branding, packaging, interactive media, advertising, typography, and image making. Students graduating from the program pursue careers in graphic design studios and advertising agencies throughout the country, or continue their education in M.F.A. programs.

Program Highlights

What makes Graphic Design at ODU unique?

  • All graphic design students can expect a creative environment built upon the experience of a faculty of practicing designers and design educators. 
  • Our dedicated state of the art facilities include classroom and production spaces built and equipped to facilitate instruction and invention with traditional and digital media.
  • Combined, the graphic design faculty have over 50 years of teaching experience in higher education within the field of graphic design. 
  • Design work created by students continually receive recognition at professional venues like Communication Arts magazine, the National Student Show, the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, the FLUX Student Design Competition, the Richmond Ad Club, the American Advertising Federation Awards, and the Brass Ring Awards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Continuance Review
  • Design Concepts
  • Design Systems
  • Brand Identity
  • Web Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students seeking admission into the Graphic Design program must successfully complete required foundational art studio and graphic design coursework. Subsequently, students must pass GDES 370-Graphic Design Continuance Review-in order to be considered for admittance into the program. At the conclusion of this course, students will apply for continuance in the major by submitting a portfolio and essay, and completing a test-of-skills exam.
  • Application and $50 fee.
  • All prior Secondary/High School or College/University transcripts along with Diploma or Leaving Certificate.
  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency.
  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only).
  • Passport identification page.
  • SAT/ACT standardized exams are optional, though highly recommended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1032 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    30960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1032 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 360 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 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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