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.
School Info Chart
|Category||St. Edward's University|
|Rankings||#13 among Regional Universities in the West (2015)*|
|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.