School and Ranking Information
Out of the 10 schools found within 25 miles of Dallas with programs in the field, the most common school types are 4-year for-profit and 2-year non-profit schools. One of the best schools in the area for studying graphic design as a result of school type, programs and student services is as follows:
- Winner: University of Texas at Arlington is a 4-year public school a little more than 20 miles away from Dallas. This university has undergraduate and graduate programs in visual communication.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Texas at Arlington|
|Rankings||Tied at #145 for graduate fine arts programs (2012)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$8,878 (in-state), $17,374 (out-of-state)**|
|Visual Communication Programs Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Digital Communication and Multimedia Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's) in 2013||27**|
|Most Popular Digital Communication and Multimedia Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||40%**|
|Noteworthy||UT Arlington has a visual communication student organization***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***UT Arlington website
The University of Texas at Arlington
- This school has cutting-edge visual communications facilities, including multiple labs and around 50 Mac machines
- The Department of Art and Art History has a scholarship exclusively for visual communication students
- Design firms are among the numerous places that hundreds of art and art history department students have interned in recent years
The University of Texas at Arlington has a great variety of programs to offer students with its degree levels ranging from bachelor's through doctorates. More than 40% of the university's enrollment of near 35,000 students live within 10 miles of campus. UT Arlington's over 300 student groups present an abundance of opportunities for students outside the classroom.
The Department of Art and Art History offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a visual communication concentration and a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication. The bachelor's visual communication emphasis includes courses on layout development, typography and advertising design as well as a course that incorporates projects. The MFA calls for a total of 60 credits, with nearly 40 of them dedicated to visual communication. This program is designed for completion within three years.