Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design:

Our graphic arts degree integrates technical skill with creative thinking.

In Mount Ida’s nationally accredited Graphic Design program, you will learn more than technical graphic design skills. You’ll develop the graphic design expertise necessary to communicate ideas effectively, organize information and establish powerful connections. Working in small graphic classes led by seasoned industry professionals, you will sharpen your eye, polish your technique and cultivate a professional approach to graphic design. With your graphic design internship, you will see first-hand how your courses apply to the real world. Our student chapter of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) will also offer you opportunities to network with seasoned professionals in the field. Along the way, you will get a traditional college education that fosters broad cultural literacy. Get a practical graphic design degree that yields great career results and maximizes your creative potential in graphic arts communication.

Mount Ida’s Graphic Design program emphasizes hands-on instruction. You’ll work extensively with leading graphic design software packages while developing a portfolio of graphic design projects in multiple formats, including:

  • Digital photography
  • Interactive media
  • Motion graphics
  • Package design
  • Print
  • Social media
  • Web design

By the end of our Graphic Design program, you will have an interactive portfolio of graphic artwork that showcases your individual creativity and professional abilities. Furthermore, you will also have workplace experience, thanks to internship opportunities that can build your resume and (in many cases) lead directly to jobs after graduation.

The Graphic Design program offers practical, skill-building courses to prepare you for a graphic design career. You’ll gain mastery over fundamental graphic design and marketing concepts such as:

  • Branding strategy & development
  • Digital production
  • Typography
  • Visual communication

The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design requires 120 credits, broken down as follows:

  • 57 credits in core Graphic Design courses
  • 24 credits in foundational art courses
  • 9 credits in Marketing courses
  • 30 credits in arts, sciences and humanities

Here are just a few of the courses you may be taking:

  • GD 215 – Introduction to Web Design
  • GD 324 – Publication Design II
  • GD 325 – Vector Graphics

For complete course listings please refer to our catalog. To learn more about our faculty, please visit the faculty and staff directory.


Faculty & Staff Directory

Graduates of Mount Ida’s Graphic Design program have an excellent job placement record. Recent graduates have moved directly into positions with Boston-area firms in industries such as marketing, publishing, web design, and graphic design. Others have launched their own small businesses or are working independently.

With a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, you can compete for jobs in:

  • Advertising
  • Brand and identity
  • Corporate communications
  • Graphic design
  • Interactive media
  • Package design
  • Publications
  • Web communications

A Graphic Design degree can also prepare you for a graduate program in fine art, graphic design, digital
and interactive media, or a related discipline.