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What will I learn?

Graphic Design is a four-year program that provides an undergraduate education stressing creative and intellectual thinking, diverse problem-solving, innovative investigations and creative research in all forms of communication. Upon graduation, you are well-equipped to enter the design field.

The curriculum is sequenced to provide you with the skills needed for singular, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects. Underscoring concept development, strategic thinking, and collaboration makes us stand out as an environment for encouraging designers to embrace a range of needs from the simple to the complex.

To enter the Graphic Design sequence, you must have passed Art 101 + 103 and ArtD 150 with a “C” or better. The intro Graphic Design sequence, ArtD 251 + ArtD 255, is taken concurrently and offered only in the fall semester.

Which department am I in?

College of Architecture and Design

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,988.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

January 2022


College of Architecture and Design

1715 Volunteer Boulevard,



37916, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

For international students

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5
  • TOEFL (Paper-based) score of 523
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 70
  • Completing the ELS 112 intensive program

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