Top School for a Graphic Design and Multimedia Degree - Atlanta, GA

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

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Many of the schools in Atlanta with programs in graphic design and multimedia are for-profit or private nonprofit institutions. Based on ranking, student population and number of degrees awarded in the field of study, the following institution is considered a top school in Atlanta for graphic design and multimedia studies:

  • Winner: Georgia Institute of Technology is the largest public school in Atlanta that provides degree programs in graphic design and multimedia studies. It has a bachelor's, a master's and a doctoral degree program focusing on digital and computational media and awards the highest number of total degrees in these areas in Atlanta.

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Category Georgia Institute of Technology
Ranking #35 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*
Location Atlanta, Georgia
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $10,650 (in state); $29,954 (out-of-state)**
Graphic Design and Multimedia Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's and doctoral
Graphic Design and Multimedia Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 62**
Most Popular Graphic Design and Multimedia Degree in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (50 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 82%**
Noteworthy Doctoral degree program in digital media one of the first offered in the world***

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Co-op and internship opportunities available
  • Combines classroom studies with studio courses
  • Bachelor's degree program offers international studies and research options

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is a public, 4-year college with a main campus located in Atlanta. Georgia Tech currently enrolls more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The College of Computing offers a bachelor's degree in computational media, while the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts offers studies in digital media at the master's and doctoral degree levels.

The Bachelor of Science in Computational Media program is offered jointly by the College of Computing and the School of Literature, Communication and Culture. It focuses on computer history, technology and applications such as digital art, interactive design, graphics and sound. Students might specialize in special effects, game design or other areas. They are required to take courses in mathematics, programming and design.

Students take both seminar and studio courses that cover the aesthetic, technical and cultural aspects of digital media in the Master of Science in Digital Media program. The program is limited to approximately 25 students per academic year, and students come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Digital Media is intended for aspiring practitioners and theorists in the digital media realm. Required courses include interactive design principles, visual culture, new media and at least one section of project studio. Students might choose electives in networked media design, experimental media, game design special topics and intellectual property law.

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