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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts - Graphic Design


What will I learn?

Graphic designers are the thinkers & storytellers behind visuals and use a well-developed set of skills and tools to create a stunning end result. Let's take a deeper dive into a "day in the life" of a graphic designer and what they do.

Graphic Designers are the creative engine behind brand identity or marketing efforts, making them a vital part of running a successful business. They use colors, textures, photography, fonts, and other various design elements to communicate a message.

Design students at Western Kentucky University learn how to find creative solutions, design client work, and meet deadlines. Each course helps students work toward their professional design portfolio and develop the skills they need to achieve their career goals. Our design program focuses on both traditional design practices as well as digital design and emerging practices. This combination of fine arts rooted practices combined with our contemporary design program and teaching approach prepares our graduates to be well-rounded creative individuals who produce both conceptually and technically sound design work.

Which department am I in?

Potter College of Arts and Letters

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$27,648.00 (22,81,188) per year
Start date

Expected August 2023


Potter College of Arts and Letters

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11029,



42101, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are required to have successful completion of high school. Should have at least a 3.0 GPA overall and at least a 3.2 GPA in the selected Geoscience major, with a minimum of 45 earned hours

For international students

Applicants are required to have successful completion of high school with 2.5 GPA

English proficiency requirements (one of the following):

TOEFL IBT – 71; IELTS – 6.0; ELS – Level 109 PTE Academic – 52

We have rolling admission, which means we can admit students to WKU close to the start of each semester; however, we recommend that students apply at least two months before the start of their semester to ensure they have enough time to receive an I-20, student visa, housing, and scholarship information.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.