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Graphic Design, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Graphics Design Fundamentals

Faculty members provide diverse academic and professional expertise, while seven well-equipped graphic design studios enable students to gain experience with technology that is standard in the industry. The curriculum of the Graphic Design program of The University of Akron prepares students for this competitive field by emphasizing critical thinking and logical problem solving.

Advanced students have the opportunity to work with clients, printers, service bureaus and other professionals in the field. The students hone their design skills, business savvy, technical knowledge and teamwork abilities.

Our Faculty

  • are practicing artists, designers and scholars
  • place a premium on personal attention and excellent advising
  • work side-by-side with students to help turn aspirations into accomplishments

Degrees and Preparation

A B.F.A. in Graphic Design paves for a variety of careers as a communicator in the visual arts, including graphic design, Web design, photography, photo editing and illustrating as well as work as a creative director.

Career Outlook

The federal government predicts job opportunities for talented individuals will grow as new careers continue to emerge in the interactive media field.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Design
  • Typography
  • Production
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Introduction to Commercial Photography
  • Digital Imaging

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    48

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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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