Bachelor of Applied Science in Graphic Design (BAS)

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for graphic designers is expected to grow 13% from 2008 to 2018.* If you've always wanted to pursue a career in graphic design, now is a great time to start. The International Academy of Design & Technology offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Graphic Design degree program that can help you develop industry-current knowledge and skills in this dynamic field.

This bachelor-level Graphic Design program helps students like you discover how form, function, creativity and critical viewpoint work together in the creation of visual communications. Through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on training, you can gain a thorough understanding of the design fundamentals needed to create effective visual materials for print publication and web design.


IADT's Graphic Design degree program examines how visual communication strategies are impacted by color, shape, form, texture and pattern. Through a variety of classes, students can explore key topics such as visual composition, interactive media, digital imaging and typography.

Below is a sampling of courses included in IADT's Bachelor of Applied Science in Graphic Design degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Web Design I
  • Digital Illustration
  • Typography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Web Design II
  • Interactive Media I
  • Advanced Digital Imaging
  • Advanced Typography
  • Advanced Creativity And Design
  • Color Theory
  • Graphic Design I
  • Digital Layout
  • Graphic Design II
  • Digital Prepress
  • Graphic Design III
  • History and Theory of Design
  • Print Production
  • Advertising Design
  • Rendering and Illustration
  • Branding and Corporate Identity

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

These are some of the exciting careers in graphic design. With the right education and your own
initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Digital Production Specialist
  • Media Designer
  • Package Designer
  • Advertising Designer
  • Web Developer

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition, Graphic Designers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos090.htm (visited October 12, 2010). This is a national estimate and conditions in your location may be different.