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Best Graphic Design Programs in Washington

Written by ACR StaffFebruary 28, 2012
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Today’s graphic designer is versatile, innovative, and competitive. Not only does he know how to manipulate the latest high-end graphic design software to create dazzling designs, he also has advanced animation skills, noteworthy web design skills, and he knows everything there is to know about the most current and most popular forms of media. With these skills, today’s graphic designer has access to some of the best job opportunities around. Without this diverse set of skills, an average graphic designer doesn’t have a chance. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobseekers in this field are expected to face keen competition, so designers with both web design and animation experience will have the best opportunities.

Fortunately, schools across America have taken notice and now offer some of the world’s best graphic design programs. They can be found at schools from New York to Washington State. Although New York and California are overflowing with top graphic design talent, places like Washington have their fair share as well. More than 3,700 salaried graphic designers live in the State of Washington, which accounts for around 2 percent of the nations design population. At 85 and counting, Washington is also home to an impressive collection of quality colleges with multiple campuses. Washington State University and the University of Washington are just a few.

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These and other schools have some of the best graphic design programs Washington  has to offer. A number of college ranking agencies have rated these schools based on faculty resources, graduation and retention rates, peer assessment, financial resources, and student selectivity. Take a look at the list below to see which Washington graphic design schools are among the best and what they have to offer.

Best Graphic Design School Programs Washington State

Ellensburg
Central Washington University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design

Tacoma
Pacific Lutheran University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Studio Arts with Concentration in Graphic Design

Spokane
Whitworth University - Degrees Offered: B. A. Art with Graphic Design Track

Best Graphic Design School Programs Washington State – Other Options

Seattle
Art Institute of Seattle - Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Media Arts & Animation; B.F.A. Game Art & Design; B.F.A. Graphic Design; B.S. Web Design & Interactive Media; B.F.A. Digital Filmmaking & Video Production; A.A.A. Graphic Design; A.A.A. Video Production; A.A.A. Web Design & Interactive Media; Diploma Web Design & Interactive Communications; Diploma Digital Design

Bellingham
Western Washington University - Degrees Offered: B.A. Design (Graphic Design)

Spokane Valley
ITT Technical Institute - Degrees Offered: A.A.S. Graphic Communications and Design

Bellevue
DeVry University - Degrees Offered: B.A. Multimedia Design and Development with Graphic and Multimedia Design and Graphics and Multimedia Management Options

Federal Way
DeVry University - Degrees Offered: B.A. Multimedia Design and Development with Graphic and Multimedia Design and Graphics and Multimedia Management Options

Lynwood
DeVry University - Degrees Offered: B.A. Multimedia Design and Development with Graphic and Multimedia Design and Graphics and Multimedia Management Options

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