Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (BFA)

graphic design degree

Have you always thought about pursuing career opportunities as a graphic designer? If so, now is a good time to start. According to the U.S. Department of Labors' Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for graphic designers is expected to grow 13% from 2008 to 2018, due largely to continued demand from advertisers and design firms.* The International Academy of Design & Technology's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree program can help you prepare to take advantage of these opportunities.

IADT's Graphic Design degree program covers everything from basic drawing and design fundamentals to digital imaging and prepress skills. By collaborating on team projects and learning to use industry-current technology and tools, you can become prepared to meet client demands in an entry-level graphic design position.

The goal of IADT's Graphic Design degree program is to help students learn the design fundamentals they need to develop effective visual communication solutions. The program emphasizes hands-on training in areas such as interactive media, typography and digital illustration and also delves into the technical and creative aspects of the web.

Below is a selection of course topics included in IADT’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree program.* Classes are led by instructors - many with relevant career experience.


  • Digital Imaging
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Advanced Typography
  • Web Design
  • Interactive Media
  • Design Process
  • History and Theory of Design
  • Color Theory
  • Digital Layout
  • Print Production
  • Branding and Corporate Identity
  • Package Design
  • Special Topics in Graphic Design


*Course curriculum is subject to change.

 There are many careers in graphic design.


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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 (visited October 12, 2010). This is a national estimate and conditions in your location may be different.