School and Ranking Information
The institutions within a 15-mile radius of St. Louis with graphic design programs consist of two non-profit 4-year schools, a for-profit 4-year institute and a 2-year community college. The following school is considered a top option in the area for graphic design on account of school rankings, school type and student services:
- Winner: Webster University is a non-profit, 4-year school in St. Louis that has an educational program in the field. Students can pursue an undergraduate art degree with a graphic design concentration.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||Tied for #26 among Regional Universities in the Midwest (2015)*|
|Location||St. Louis, MO|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$23,760**|
|Graphic Design Programs Offered||Bachelor's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||59%**|
|Noteworthy||Webster hosts a student chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Webster University
- The art and design department has close relationships with area design firms, with which many students secure internships
- Several courses offered by the Department of Art, Design and Art History have less than 10 students
- Webster's weekly lecture series allow for students to network and learn from visiting professionals in the industry
Webster University has sites throughout the world, giving the institution a total enrollment of about 22,000 students, including around 18,000 at the main campus in St. Louis. Students attending Webster have classes with low enrollments and the choice between more than 130 academic programs.
Webster University's graphic design program is offered through the art, design and art history department within the College of Fine Arts. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a graphic design focus features course topics in design concepts and conceptual drawing. Students study the theories and concepts of graphic design and technical design while also learning about the computer software and tools used in the profession. Students enrolled in the program have access to a digital arts design studio featuring high-tech workstations and software. Specific coursework can include subjects like 3-D design, art history, typography and studio art.