Top School in St. Louis for a Graphic Design Career

Students interested in studying graphic design in St. Louis have few schools to choose from. Read about the top school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help you decide on the school for you.

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

Category Webster University
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

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.

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