Graphic Design Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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Sullivan University is Kentucky's largest private college or university, offering higher education for people with higher goals. At Sullivan University, we focus on in-demand programs that lead to successful careers. Whether you're a high school student considering college for the first time, an adult returning to school or someone seeking professional development, you'll be surprised at the variety and range of alternatives Sullivan University offers. 

Locations:  Louisville, KY

Programs:
  • Computer Graphic Design - BA
  • Computer Graphic Design - AAS

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Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy. We have developed our own online learning environment with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.

Programs:
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Game Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
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No matter what occupation you choose to pursue, the competition for a good job is fierce. Lansdale School of Business (LSB) can help you stand out from the rest by teaching you the specific skills you need to succeed in the career you desire.

Locations:  Phoenixville, PA

Programs:
  • Associate Degree-Web Design
  • Diploma-Web Design Specialist
  • Associate Degree-Computer Graphics and Design
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Graphic designers and multimedia artists create visual solutions for commercial marketing or entertainment productions in the broadcast, print, and online space. A graphic designer plans and executes the design for newspapers, magazines, websites, advertisements (fliers, brochures, and stationery), packaging, or signs. Multimedia graphic designers create animations for film, video, broadcast, websites, or presentations. They can work for design firms, entertainment companies, publishers, public relations or advertising firms, print shops, or they can work as self-employed private consultants.

How to Prepare for a Career in Graphic Design

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employers increasingly favor graphic and multimedia designers who hold a bachelor's degree in graphic design or animation. Graphic design degree programs offer coursework in design theory, design and animation software, graphics production, website animation and design, studio art, advertising design, and art history. Many two- or three-year graphic design programs are available to provide technical training for upcoming designers and artists. Many professionals return to school to keep up with the latest design trends and dedicated design software. Students in multimedia graphic design programs may complete a digital portfolio to show to prospective employers, while graphic design students prepare a print portfolio.

Graphic Design Wages and Job Outlook

The BLS reports that in 2008, the median annual wage for graphic designers was $42,400, with top-tier salaries in the $75,000 range. The highest salaries were paid by employers in computer systems design and related services companies. The BLS predicts a 13 percent increase in wage and salary jobs in graphic design between 2008 and 2018. Designers with website design and animation experience will find the greatest number of opportunities.