Graphic Design
Advertising

Bachelor of Science

Focusing on the fusion of art and technology, a degree in graphic design opens the door to endless possibilities of visual communication. You’ll become expert at combining text and visuals as you turn your most creative ideas into designs for print or the web.

Focusing on the fusion of art and technology, a degree in graphic design opens the door to endless possibilities of visual communication. You’ll become expert at combining text and visuals as you turn your most creative ideas into designs for print or the web.

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Application Deadline

February 1

National Decision Day

May 1

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B.S. in Graphic Design/Advertising Degree Details

degree details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Required Hours

University Hours: 56
Major Hours: 72
Electives: 0 credit hours

Total Required: 128 credit hours

Example Coursework

  • Basic Drawing
  • Identity & Brand Design
  • Interactive Design
  • Advertising Creativity and Copywriting

Application Deadlines

Early Application
November 1

Application Deadline
February 1

National Decision Day
May 1

Department

Career Options

Consider the wide range of exciting careers available with a bachelor’s in graphic design/advertising.

Production Designer
Brand Manager
Multimedia Artist
Industrial Designer
Digital Marketing Manager

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Beyond the Classroom

Student run ad agency - Morris Mitchell

Based in the Department of Art and Design, and in collaboration with the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, this degree blends art and design training with preparation in advertising and mass communication principles. Successful graduates become competitive candidates for positions such as creative director, production designer and much more.

Outside the Classroom

Much of what art and design students do in the classroom is hands-on. Other real-world opportunities are found in student organizations and co-curriculars including:

  • Morris + Mitchell (student-run ad agency)
  • 99 West (student-run design agency)
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • Study Abroad

After Graduation

ACU graphic design student taking a photo on her phone for social media

This degree prepares you with knowledge, skills and a professional portfolio that will help you become a designer in a variety of industries, including advertising, publishing, media and e-commerce. It opens doors to an exciting, creative career in such areas as:

  • Production Designer
  • Animator
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Industrial Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Printmaker
  • Illustrator