Graphic Design Degree Program

North Central College
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Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Graphic Design Degree Program

Graphic design majors plan and execute the design of visual communication according to the needs of audiences and contexts, to reinforce brand identity. Students complete the graphic design course curriculum to master a broad range of conceptual, formal and technological skills to create effective communication solutions to design problems. Students can enhance their studies with an additional major or minor, a study abroad or Chicago term, and internships. Graduates are employed in digital marketing, design services, publishing, advertising, public relations or related services industries

Admission requirements

Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): North Central requires an official TOEFL score of at least 79 (Internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test). (Our institution code: 1555)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): North Central also accepts official IELTS overall scores of 6.5 with sub-scores of 6.0 or higher.
  • ACT or SAT: Students may also submit official SAT or ACT scores in place of the TOEFL.
    • Most successful applicants choosing this option have earned at least a 500 on the EBRW section of the SAT or at least a 19 on the English section of the ACT.
    • Our institution codes are: 1555 (SAT) and 1096 (ACT).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Graphic Design, B.A.

  • Visual Literacy
  • 2D Design: Explorations in Image Making
  • Digital Art and Design
  • 3D Design: Form and Space
  • Practicum: Design Agency
  • Graphic Design I: Typography
  • Graphic Design II: Methods and Materials
  • Web Design
  • Photography II: Digital
  • Animation I: Methods and Story
  • Graphic Design III
    • One additional ARTD 300-level or above
  • Professional Practices
  • Exhibition I: Research and Development
  • Exhibition II: Production and Installation
  • History of Design

One of the following:

  • Motion Graphics
  • Social Media

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information


Tuition fee: $42,026 per year

Career paths

Graduates are employed with the following companies:

  • American Auto Guardian, Inc.
  • Boombah
  • CB Jennings Elementary School
  • ENGS
  • Follett
  • Kansas State Football
  • Neary Martin
  • New Home Star
  • Optomi
  • Reflection Software
  • RLD Creative
  • The Design Image Group Inc.
  • Dealer Inspire
  • Launch Digital Marketing

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North Central College

North Central College is a nationally ranked institution located in Naperville, Illinois, a thriving suburb just thirty minutes by train from Chicago. Our students have access to state-of-the art facilities and distinctive programs, particularly in the sciences and business. At...

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North Central College

30 North Brainard Street
60540 Naperville IL
United States of America (USA)

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