Graphic Design Degrees: Top Rated Graphic Design School - Austin, TX

Few schools in the Austin, TX, area have top ranking graphic design programs. Read on to find out what one top school has to offer for graphic design, as well as tuition and degree information.

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School and Ranking Info

Austin, TX, has just three schools that offer programs in graphic design, and two of them are for-profit art and technical institutes. The third school is a high-ranking regional university that offers an undergraduate liberal arts program in graphic design, as well as design internships and portfolio development.

  • Winner: St. Edward's University is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Catholic Church. Through the university's School of Humanities, students here can major or minor in graphic design.

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Category St. Edward's University
Rankings #13 among Regional Universities in the West (2015)*
Location Austin, TX
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition and Fees (2013-2014) Undergraduate: $33,720**
Graphic Degree Awards Offered Bachelor's
Graphic Design Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 27**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 entering class 70%**
Noteworthy Graphic design majors may be eligible for scholarships or the 'Graphic Designer of the Year' award

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator.

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St. Edward's University

  • Undergraduates majoring or minoring in graphic design develop an online portfolio
  • Graphic design majors participate in a 3-credit internship and a senior exhibition
  • Extracurricular activities include the Command G club for graphic design students

St. Edward's University is a liberal arts college that offers programs in over 80 fields of study through five schools. The Department of Visual Studies at the School of Humanities offers undergraduate majors and minors in art, graphic design and photocommunications.

Undergraduates pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design complete 49 credits of major coursework, including lower-level classes in basic art and design, drawing, typography and visual studies. The program also features a 3-course graphic design sequence and training in imaging and interaction design. Sophomores, juniors and seniors must undergo a non-credit portfolio review. St. Edward's students who minor in graphic design take 24 credits of coursework and have two portfolio reviews.

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