BFA Graphic Design

BFA Degree - Graphic Design Concentration

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Residential Program

Study online or on campus through our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio & Digital Arts with a Graphic Design concentration. This BFA program allows you to perfect your craft as you prepare for a career in branding, illustration, packaging design, textile design, user interface, and more.

You’ll work with professors who are producing designs for consumers and learn through practice-based courses. Real-world experience comes through internships with marketing agencies and design firms.

Students are accepted into the BFA Program through competitive entry. You must submit a professional portfolio to be considered for the BFA program after 18 hours of ARTS courses.

Careers You Could Have:

  • Illustrator
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Advertising Director
  • Graphic Arts Technician
  • Typeface Designer
  • Art Director
  • Design Director
  • Animator
  • Print Designer

Learn How To:

  • Create visual imagery using digital practices
  • Use graphic design as a tool for visual communication
  • Create vector images for a variety of media
  • Enhance software mastery and concept development
  • Produce digital and interactive publications
  • Develop identity systems for corporations
  • Design and produce a fully integrated campaign
  • Prepare digitized art for electronic media and the printed page

Academic Information

Credit Hours

  • 128 credit hours

Courses You Could Take

  • Digital Imaging
  • Illustration
  • Interactive Design
  • Publication Design
  • Typography

Program of Study (DCP)


I feel especially prepared for the job market after I graduate because I followed the advice of my professors and decided to upgrade my degree from a Bachelor of Science to a Bachelor of Fine Arts. The additional time in SADA's BFA program equipped me with all the essentials I will need as I head out into the workforce, and it helped me to further develop my portfolio.
- Kevin Scott