Graphic Design Degrees

A graphic design degree and a careers in the arts is based on being creative in both print and digital media. The career focuses on relaying a message to an audience in an efficient and aesthetically pleasing way using visual creations. Graphic artists use their talent to organize color, font, illustration, photography, and layout to create images and visual effects. Graphic designers work on sketches and layouts by hand or using computer software for visual illustration. They select colors, sound, artwork, photography, and animation.The expanding market for web design, multimedia projects, and video entertainment has made graphic design an increasingly important field. Graphic designers use graphics and animation software to create layouts and design elements and to program animated graphics. 

Graphic Design Programs

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  • Online and Bachelor's programs include B.S. in Advertising, B.S. in Web Design, B.A. in Interior Design, and more
  • Curriculum focus on preparing students for a creative career by teaching them the fundamentals of advertising and design
  • Students can choose from courses that cover areas such as advertising concepts, art direction, experience design, and online marketing
  • Over 50 locations nationwide, with a student support team dedicated to helping students grow

Programs:

  • Graphic & Web Design (BFA)
  • Graphic & Web Design (AA)
  • Media Arts and Animation (BFA)
Locations:  Virginia Beach
  • Campus-based and online degrees include Computer Animation (BS), Digital Arts and Design (BS), Graphic Design (BS), and more
  • Students take ongoing portfolio courses that allow them to build and refine their design portfolio
  • Courses teach skills such as advertising, branding, visual messaging, and concept design
  • Curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement

Programs:

  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Game Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • And more...
  • Bachelor’s program options include Communication, Political Communication, Cinema-Television, and more.
  • Several concentrations available, including Rhetoric and Public Culture, Strategic Communication, Theatre, Journalism, Internet and Social Media, and more.
  • All concentrations are designed to teach students the fundamentals of journalism, helping them prepare for careers as reporters and writers.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Programs:

  • Master of Arts in Film & TV - Producing
  • Master of Arts in Film & TV - Script Writing
  • Master of Fine Arts in Film & TV - Script & Screenwriting