Graphic Design Schools in Miami with Degree Program Summaries

Jan 04, 2019

There are two public and private non-profit schools within 50 miles of Miami that have graphic design programs. Read an overview of their programs, requirements and admission info and find out which school is the right one for you.

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Miami Schools with Graphic Design Programs

There are only two public and private non-profit schools that offer graphic design degrees in Miami. One is very near the city's downtown, and the other is about 50 minutes away. In this article, we'll look at both schools and the degree programs they offer. There is also a table of information that prospective students can use to learn more about the schools. It contains facts on topics such as tuition, enrollment and graduation rates.

  • Students can earn a bachelor's degree in digital art and design at Lynn University, or they can minor in this field of study. The university is about 43 miles from downtown Miami.
  • The University of Miami, just seven miles from the city center, offers a bachelor's and a master's degree in graphic design/multimedia.

Comparison of Schools

Students who are deciding on a school for their graphic design training need to consider several factors. This table presents important data about each of these schools in a concise manner that makes comparison easy.

Lynn University University of Miami
School Type Four-year; private not-for-profit Four-year; private not-for-profit
Total Enrollment (2017) 3,010* 17,003*
Campus Setting Small city Large suburb
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $37,510* $48,484*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 92%* 76%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 85%* 36%*
Retention Rate (Fall 2013 to Fall 2014) 69% for full-time students* 91% for full-time students, 88% for part-time students*
Graduation Rate (students who began in 2011) 51%* 84%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Lynn University

Lynn University is home to around 3,000 students, including about 2,000 undergraduates. Freshman at the school had an average high school GPA of 3.03 as of Fall 2017.

Bachelor of Science in Digital Art and Design

The bachelor's degree in digital art and design examines graphic design principles and includes coursework in digital photography, Web design, digital illustration and digital layout and design. An internship offers students work experience in a television or radio station, public relations agency, production facility or another type of mass communication facility. The program also includes a senior communication capstone course for students completing graphic arts training in Miami.

Minor in Digital Art and Design

The 15-credit digital art and design minor is composed of five classes. Students delve into topics such as digital photography, layout and design, illustration, digital imaging and composition.

University of Miami

The graphic design programs are available through the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Art and Art History. In addition to graphic design majors, students can find programs in studio art, art history, printmaking and ceramics.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design and Multimedia

In order to earn their degree, graphic design/multimedia students are required to have a portfolio review and to participate in an exhibition. Courses include introduction to electronic media, contemporary art, drawing and Western art.

Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Multimedia

Students can earn their master's degree in three years at the University of Miami. Individuals work in computer labs, attend seminars, complete scheduled critiques and reviews and participate in presentation and research projects. Students also participate in an exhibition. They must complete at least 60 credits to graduate. Admission to the program requires prior college transcripts, three letters of recommendation and 20 slides or images of work.

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