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Graphic Design, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, CT,
The role of a graphic designer is to shape and color the tidal wave of information that fills our media-heavy world – from print, to video, to web, to the ever-changing elements in interactive media.


As a graphic design major at the University of New Haven, you’ll learn to create compelling visual communications that cut through the information clutter.

Through this program, you will:
  • Learn basic design vocabulary, elements of composition and layout, color theory, drawing and photography
  • Focus on typographic studies, digital illustration and imaging, visual research and cataloguing and using data and information
  • Create and polish your portfolio
  • Build a professional identity and practice
  • Gain hands-on experience during an internship
  • Network with professionals through involvement in the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the College Art Association (CAA) and the Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC)
  • Learn from visiting designers and lecturers
  • Have the opportunity to join on-campus clubs, such as the Graphic Arts Club, the Photography Club, and Art from the Heart

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • User Interface and Interaction Design
  • Community Design
  • History of New Media
  • Senior Thesis in Graphic Design

      English Language Requirements

      • Minimum required score:


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      General Requirements

      All first year candidates for undergraduate admission must submit the following:

      • Common Application online
      • $50 Application Fee
      • 250-650 Word Personal Essay (If you have entered a personal essay on the Common App, this is the only personal essay that you need to provide to us.)
      • Official High School Transcript
      • At least 1 Letter of Recommendation from an Academic Source
      • Official SAT or ACT Scores

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        37870 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 37870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
      • National

        37870 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 37870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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      Living costs for New Haven

      • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
        Living Costs

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