B.F.A. On Campus

Digital Art and Design

Long Island University (LIU)

48 months
37926 USD/year
37926 USD/year
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The 120-credit B.F.A. in Digital Art and Design program at the Long Island University (LIU) is geared to prepare students for successful careers in design, whether that be in print, web or multimedia.


Key facts

The first and foremost responsibility of the B.F.A. in Digital Art and Design program at the Long Island University (LIU) program is to pass on the knowledge, as well as nurture the technical and creative skills, that are required for graduates to secure jobs as designers. 

Courses cover a range of areas including desktop publishing, vector-based illustration, digital imaging, web design, and interactive multimedia, as well as 3D animation and desktop video. Students begin by learning the fundamentals of art history, drawing and illustration and then apply these long-established principles to the evolving world of graphic design. With an established plan of study that allows students to explore a range of design software and media, students are also introduced to the different paths they can pursue within the design field. 

Some of our students go into advertising, others to interactive web design or publishing. As students move through the program they begin to develop interests that determine which area of design they will pursue. The program includes a mandatory internship course that requires students to complete a graphic design internship before they graduate. 


This internship program helps to demystify the work experience and gives students an understanding of what it is like to actually work in an art department. Students in the B.F.A. in Digital Arts and Design Program have interned and gone on to work at such companies as SONY, NBC, Esquire Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Time Warner and Hearst Publications. In their senior year students are required to create both traditional and interactive portfolios of their work, as well participate in a Senior Thesis Exhibition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Studio Foundation 
  • 3D Visualization
  • Digital Art Freshman
  • Seminar Computer Layout 
  • Advanced Computer Layout 
  • Digital Illustration 
  • Digital Graphics Production Lab
  • Interaction Design 
  • Desktop Video
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Imaging Synthesis
  • 3D Modeling & Animation 
  • Website Design
  • Website Development
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Publication Design
  • Advertising Design
  • Portfolio Preparation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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We have rolling admissions.  As an international student it is important to apply as soon as possible.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 grade point average or 82 to 85) and an average SAT of 1000 (Math & Critical Reading combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above. 
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. Students wishing to transfer into the digital art and design program must submit a portfolio containing both fine art and design-related material. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37926 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 37926 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    37926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37926 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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