Best Colleges for Graphic Design
Graphic design is a field of study that takes artistically-gifted, creative students and helps to mold them into highly-marketable candidates for employment in a number of careers including: public relations, advertising, publishing, or working for a large design firm or as a self-employed contractor. The best programs in graphic design give students a solid academic foundation in art history, design, drawing, typography, animation, and photography. Practical skills are honed through studio courses, co-ops, internships, and senior projects. Our top graphic design programs list includes colleges that are exclusively dedicated to the arts/design such as Academy of Art University and Savannah College of Art and Design as well as many traditional universities that house design programs on campus.
Click the links below for more information about each college's graphic design program. Click here to read our methodology.
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Southern California
Virginia Commonwealth University
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