Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design

4 years
27,750 USD/year
Jan 2023
Rolling admission
Woodland Park / USA
Berkeley College, New York City, USA

Program description

Graphic design is the practice of using words, pictures, and other visual elements to communicate ideas to an audience and, particularly, to achieve a particular result. In our specialist design studios, which are equipped with the most recent technology and software used by top professionals, you will acquire a wide range of abilities. Additionally, you'll be taught by professors that have a wealth of knowledge in a variety of design-related fields. 

The curriculum will expose you to traditional, digital, and emerging media as you learn about:

  • Web design
  • User interface and interactive design
  • Motion graphics and animation
  • Digital photography and imaging
  • Illustration
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Game design
  • Packaging
  • Advertising
  • Publication and typographic design

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Graphic Design Principles I
  • Drawing I
  • Digital Photography and Creative Media
  • Writing and Research
  • First Year Experience

Semester 2

  • Painting I
  • Graphic Design Principles II
  • Typography I
  • College Algebra
  • Writing Through Literature

Semester 3

  • Digital Publishing
  • Graphic Design in Visual Culture
  • 3D Design and Modeling
  • Web Design I
  • Human Relations

Semester 4

  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Web Design II
  • Typography II
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Mathematics/Science Elective

Semester 5

  • Web Design III
  • Graphic Design Principles III and Game Development
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Packaging Design I
  • Liberal Arts Elective

Semester 6

  • Branding and Information Design
  • Animation Foundations
  • Publication Design
  • The Confident Writer
  • Liberal Arts Elective

Semester 7

  • UI/UX Design
  • Game Design
  • Capstone Project
  • Science Elective
  • English Elective

Semester 8

  • Special Topics in Graphic Design
  • Portfolio
  • Internship
  • Humanities Elective
  • Social Science Elective



  • Each semester $13,450
  • Academic year (two semesters) $26,900
  • Administrative fee per semester $400
  • Technology fee per semester $450
  • Application fee $50 (non-refundable)
  • Late registration fee $50 per instance
  • Graduation Fee $100
  • Tuition Deposit $300
  • International Application Processing Fee $100

Requirements for applicants

  • International application form;
  • 50 USD application fee;
  • Official secondary or post-secondary transcripts with proof of graduation accompanied by certified English translations;
  • Proof of graduation;
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL – 61 or IELTS – 5.5 or other English tests are acceptable or ESL certificate of appropriate level from approved ESL program 6);
  • Official document of financial support demonstrating a minimum of $39,000 (USD) in available funds

About the university

Berkeley College offers a distinctive college experience. We want to make every effort to enable you to realize your greatest potential. At its campuses in New York and New Jersey, as well as Berkeley College Online, more than 4,000 students (including more than 380 foreign students from 50 different countries) pursue their education.

Berkeley College also places a high premium on making it simple to accommodate a high-quality education into a busy lifestyle. Berkeley College's academic programs are created and frequently updated with input from industry advisory boards to make sure that students are taught the skills that companies of today are looking for.

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