Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design:

Our graphic arts degree integrates technical skill with creative thinking.

In Mount Ida’s nationally accredited Graphic Design Degree Program, you’ll 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 design classes led by seasoned industry pros, you’ll 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’ll 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 Degree 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:

  • Print
  • Web design
  • Digital photography
  • Motion graphics
  • Interactive media
  • Product packaging design

By the end of our graphic design degree program, you’ll have a portfolio of graphic artwork that showcases your individual creativity and professional abilities. You’ll 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 Bachelor’s Degree 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:

  • Visual communication
  • Branding
  • Typography
  • Digital production
  • Color design

The graphic design bachelor’s degree requires 120 credits, broken down as follows:

  • 57 credits in core graphic design courses
  • 24 credits in foundational art
  • 9 credits in marketing
  • 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.


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Graduates of Mount Ida’s Graphic Design Bachelor’s Degree 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’s degree in graphic design, you can compete for jobs in:

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

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