Top School in Atlanta for a Graphic Design Degree

Atlanta has few schools with top ranking programs in graphic design. Find the best program for you by reading about schools' rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

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School and Ranking Information

There are no public schools in the Atlanta area with programs in specifically in graphic design; however, there are several schools with programs in related areas. Based upon national and global rankings, the number of graduates in graphic design-related programs, and the successful placement of these graduates into jobs and graduate schools, the following school is among the top ranked schools with programs related to graphic design in Atlanta:

  • Winner: The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) offers graphic design-related programs as bachelor's and master's degrees in literature, media and communications; computational media; and digital media, as well as a doctoral degree in digital media. Students at Georgia Tech can take advantage of state-of-the art computing infrastructure and media design software.

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School Info Chart

Category Georgia Institute of Technology
Rankings #35 among Best National Universities (2015), #7 among Top Public Schools in the U.S. (2015), #61 Best Global Universities (2015)*
Location Atlanta, GA
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergraduate: $10,650 in-state; $29,954 out-of-state**
Graphic Design-Related Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees
Graphic Design-Related Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013 62**
Most Popular Graphic Design-Related Degree Level in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (50 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 82%**
Noteworthy School has $4,000,000 in current research grants in the School of Literature, Media and Communication***; Ranked #33 among public colleges for best value by Kiplinger Magazine (2014)****

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator; *** Georgia Institute of Technology, ****Kiplinger Magazine.

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Wide variety of research opportunities
  • International option for students who wish to develop global competence
  • One of the top universities in the US graduating minority students in computer science, math and engineering

Georgia Tech has over 21,000 students enrolled in its six schools and colleges. Its interdisciplinary graphic design-related programs are housed in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts' School of Literature, Media and Communication (LMC) and are co-administered by the College of Computing's School of Computational Science & Engineering.

At the bachelor's level, students interested in graphic design can major or minor in computational or digital media, or in literature, media and communication; academically talented students may take advantage of 5-year combined bachelor's/master's programs as well. At the graduate level, both master's and doctoral programs are available in digital media. Curricula for these programs are wide-ranging, covering subjects such as calculus, object-oriented programming, interactive design, media device architecture, and psychology. Some courses within these degree programs may be available online.

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