48 months
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376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
259 USD/credit 7770 USD/year
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The major in Graphic Design course at South Dakota State University prepares students for entry-level design positions. Professional graphic designers plan and execute designs for visual communication according to the needs of audiences and clients in the context for which they are intended.

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Overview

Become a graphic designer, web designer, typeface designer, or art director. Today's graphic artists are the visual masterminds behind the complex design challenges of the professional world. 

This Graphic Design course at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong skills in art and design
  • Work well with technology
  • Are committed to developing your talent
  • Have a creative, expressive, curious personality
  • Have excellent leadership and communication skills

Career Opportunities

  • Graphic designer
  • Web/Interactive designer
  • Advertising designer
  • Art director/creative director
  • Logo and brand identity design

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Computer Graphics
  • Animation
  • Interactive Design
  • Design Research 
  • Typography
  • Motion Graphics 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
44
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
61

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.6

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
44
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
61

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

For admission to SDSU, we look for one of the following academic achievements:

  • An ACT composite score or ACT superscore of 18 or SAT Math and Reading/Writing subscore total of 970 or
  • Level 3 or higher on Math and English Language Arts Smarter Balance Assessment or
  • A high school cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher or
  • A ranking in the top 60 percent of graduating class.

Students should also complete the following core courses with a “C” average or above:

  • 4 years of English (or ACT English subscore of 18 or above).
  • 3 years of advanced math—Algebra I and higher (or ACT math subscore of 20).
  • 3 years of laboratory science (or ACT science reasoning subscore of 17).
  • 3 years of social science (or ACT reading subscore of 17).
  • 1 year of fine arts (or AP Fine Arts score of 3 or above) Includes vocal, instrumental and studio arts.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

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