School and Ranking Information
Fort Worth, TX, is home to both 2- and 4-year colleges and universities that offer programs related to graphic design and multimedia. Based on number of degrees awarded, student-to-faculty ratio and school rankings, the following university is considered a top school in the area for graphic design and multimedia:
- Winner: Texas Christian University is a private, not-for-profit school. It is one of only two schools in the area with 4-year degrees in graphic design and it awarded the highest number of bachelor's degrees in graphic design among area schools in 2012-2013. The bachelor's degree program in graphic design is offered within the Department of Art & Art History.
School Info Chart
|Category||Texas Christian University|
|Rankings||#76 among Best National Universities (2014)*|
|Location||Fort Worth, Texas|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $36,590**|
|Graphic Design and Multimedia Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Graphic Design and Multimedia Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||18**|
|Most Popular Graphic Design and Multimedia Degree Level in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (18 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||76%**|
|Noteworthy||School of Art faculty consists of professional and recognized artists; Offers summer art camp in art, design and other areas|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator.
Texas Christian University
- 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Art building boasts first-rate studio and digital imaging labs
- Offers graphic design students minors in areas to complement their studies, such as those in business, writing or computer science
- Program offers visits to seminars and creative summits, international design workshops in locations like Mexico and trips to design conferences around the country
Texas Christian University is a co-educational research institution and is one of the largest universities affiliated with the Christian Church. The school was founded in 1873 and serves a student population of nearly 10,000 individuals per year. The university offers undergraduate degree programs in 118 areas of study, as well as master's degree programs in 56 areas of study through four academic colleges.
The Department of Art & Art History within the College of Fine Arts offers two graphic design programs, a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, for those interested in pursuing careers in graphic communication and multimedia production. Students gain a solid foundation of design theory, technical design skills and basic visual arts principles while also completing core liberal-arts classes. Other courses related to graphic design and multimedia include typography, interactive media and editorial graphic design. Studies also include a creative internship, completed between junior and senior years, and completion of a professional portfolio.