Top School for Becoming a Graphic Designer - Orlando, FL

Orlando only has several schools that offer graphic design programs. Find the best program for you by reading about the top school's rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Information

Both schools in the Orlando area that offer graphic design programs are private, for-profit. Based on the diverse programs and its regional south ranking, the following school is considered a top school for graphic design:

  • Winner: Florida Southern College, located in Lakeland, Florida, features more Frank Lloyd Wright buildings than any other single site. It offers a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

Category Florida Southern College
Rankings #5 Regional Colleges (South, 2015)**
Location Lakeland, Florida
School Type 4-year, private, for-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015) $22,796*
Graphic Design Degrees Offered Bachelor
Graphic Design Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013-2014 204*
Most Popular Graphic Design Degree Program Level in 2012-2013 Bachelor (183 awarded)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 78%*
Noteworthy Students can declare a major of their own design***

Source: *NCES College Navigator, **U.S. News & World Report, ***Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College

  • Program combines traditional liberal arts with intensive studio work
  • Many graphic design classes work on projects for local not-for-profit organizations
  • Students can intern as assistants to local interior designers and set designers for theatrical productions

Florida Southern College offers many diverse programs, and it guarantees free or almost-free travel experiences for students during their third and fourth years. As of 2011, it has a student population of 2,442. Each spring, graduating seniors get to compete to show who has the best graphic designs.

The school offers a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design - which covers two tracks: web design and print design. Students must complete 56 credit hours, which cover fundamental design, design, web design, painting and sculpture. A Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design is also offered. Courses focus on theory and practice. Two tracks of web and print design are followed. Students are prepared for a career in commercial design and advertising. 72 credit hours must be completed.

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