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Graphic Design, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Boston, MA, United States
At Suffolk University, our NASAD-accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design gives you the intellectual and practical skills you’ll need to be successful in this diverse field.

Overview

Graphic designers influence the way people think by converting ideas, information, and emotions into visual symbols. Their work is behind the websites you surf, the packaging of your favorite products, the signage that helps you navigate a space, and the book that you just can’t put down. Wherever you look, graphic design is embedded into the world, persuading and informing what you see and do every day.

In your classes and through internship opportunities, you’ll gain exposure to (and experience in) the field before you even graduate. Our curriculum reflects new technologies and industry trends and blends them with typography, illustration, photography, and design history. While learning the latest software is important, to design well you'll need to develop skills in drawing, analysis, communication, and conceptual development.

Graphic Design Careers

The Graphic Design at Suffolk University graduates work across all media and around the globe. Whether your studies lead you to become a web designer, a creative director, work in television, or run your own studio, graphic design is a diverse and growing field. Our grads have held design positions at many notable companies, including the Boston Red Sox, Walt Disney, Reebok International, Arnold World Wide, HBO, and the White House (yes that White House), just to name a few.

Accreditation

NASAD-accredited

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundation Drawing
  • 3-Dimensional Design
  • Integrated Studio
  • Design Beyond Design
  • Web Design
  • Typography
  • Design Beyond Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application or Suffolk Application and a $50 application fee
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Official high school transcript or GED/HiSET results
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Proof of English Proficiency Option

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    38420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19210 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19210 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

International students are automatically considered for merit scholarship funding when applying to Suffolk. U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents may apply to be considered for financial aid.

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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