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Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

127 total credit hours

The field of graphic design offers exciting careers for aspiring designers. Designers with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design may work across industries in marketing, communications, advertising, or in product packaging design. The goal of graphic design is to communicate a specific message to a specific audience. Aesthetically pleasing, inspiring print and web design begin with a solid understanding of design fundamentals.

The Bellevue University online Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design degree includes thorough preparation and hands-on practice in:

• Print design and Web design

As a graphic design student, you will start with the elements of design and use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to form a visual representation of a communication idea. In the online graphic design program, you will:

• Understand how color, images, layout, typography, and other principles influence design, branding, and messaging

• Build on those concepts and create design solutions for a wide range of audiences

• Use various media and technologies for print and web design with confidence

The online Graphic Design degree program requires the use of industry standard graphic design software and hardware. Please see the Curriculum page for specific technology requirements. Integrating hands-on, applied learning with theory, all Bellevue University degrees are designed to deliver a transformative student learning experience that is flexible to accommodate your personal and work life.

Program Outcomes

You will develop a professional portfolio that represents a body of creative design work on a wide range of print and digital projects. You may use this to communicate your ideas and skill as a graphic designer to prospective employers or clients, or as a preparation for future graduate study.

In addition, at successful completion of the Bellevue University Bachelor’s in Graphic Design, you will be able to:

• Utilize the critical thinking process used in the graphic design field.

• Effectively discuss graphic design as a visual communication language.

• Skillfully use industry standard software and hardware tools.

• Apply the proper production methods in print and/or web design.

• Develop a portfolio that represents a wide range of projects produced
at a professional level.

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Print Advertising

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Typography | Identity Design

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Web Design

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