To compete in today’s high-tech graphic design industry, you must be multi-talented, super creative, tech savvy, and of course, current. To help meet the industry’s demand for a new kind of graphic designer, colleges across the U.S. have created comprehensive graphic design programs or unveiled new and improved programs. This means, the U.S. is now home to the largest collection of the “best” graphic design schools in the world. While many of these schools can be found in places like New York and California, some can be found in off-the-beaten-path locations such as Kentucky.
With nearly 16,000 salaried artists and designers, and more than 1,700 salaried graphic designers, Kentucky is home to one of the largest populations of artists in the region. Kentucky is also home to an impressive collection of 75+ accredited colleges. Many of these schools made the “best” schools list, and some offer graphic design programs that are also considered the best.
College ranking agencies rank the best schools based on factors such as number of program offerings, class size, peer assessment, student selectivity, faculty resources, graduation and retention rates, and financial resources. Some of the state’s best graphic design programs are offered at Sullivan College of Technology and Design in Louisville and Murray State University in Murray.
Continue reading to find out about other Kentucky schools that made the list of best schools for graphic designers and what they have to offer.
Best Graphic Design School Programs – Major Kentucky Cities
Western Kentucky University – Degrees Offered: B. A. Visual Studies with Concentration in Graphic Design, B. F. A. Visual Arts with Concentration in Graphic Design
Sullivan College of Technology and Design – Degrees Offered: A. A. S., B. A. Computer Graphic Design
Best Graphic Design School Programs – Other Kentucky Cities and Towns
Murray State University – Degrees Offered: B. A./B. S. Studio Art, B. F. A. Studio Art with Emphasis in Graphic Design
More Programs to Consider:
- Atlanta, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and SCAD eLearning