The market is tough for both businesses and jobseekers. Businesses have become more aggressive with marketing and PR just to keep up, while jobseekers must obtain multiple skills (and in some cases, even multiple degrees) so companies will see them as an asset rather than a “one trick pony.” Fortunately, though still competitive, employment growth in the graphic design industry is expected to average 13 percent between now and 2018. This means graphic design is one of the nation’s fastest growing industries, and advertising isn’t the only career option!
Graphic designers work in other industries such as computer systems design, specialized design services, printing, and publishing. To keep up with the demand for exceptional graphic designers in all fields, colleges and universities have studied the market and developed competitive programs that prepare students for an industry that accepts only the best. This means finding a quality program is easy. Not only this, but with a little extra work, you can also find some of the best programs in any given region.
Renowned organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and Princeton Review publish a variety of “best schools” lists annually. To determine which schools belong on the list, they consider factors such as faculty resources, number of program offerings, graduation and retention rates, financial resources, student selectivity, and peer assessment. Nebraska is home to more than 40 accredited colleges and universities. Many of these schools scored high in all areas. Even better is, several of Nebraska’s “best schools” offer some the region’s best graphic design programs.
Just a few of the best graphic design school programs in Nebraska include Chadron State College, the University of Nebraska, and Union College. Browse through our list below to review some of the best graphic design school programs in Nebraska and what they have to offer.
Best Graphic Design School Programs - Major Nebraska Cities
University of Nebraska Lincoln - Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Studio Art with Graphic Design or New Genres Emphasis; B. F. A. Theatre - Film and New Media Production; M. F. A. Studio Art with New Genres Emphasis
Union College - Degrees Offered: B. S. Graphic Design, Computing with Graphic Design/Web Design Emphasis
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Studio Arts with Emphasis in Graphic Design, Independent Game Design, Intermedia, Visual Technology
Best Graphic Design School Programs - Other Nebraska Cities and Towns
Chadron State College – Degrees Offered: B. A. Art with Graphic Design Option
Peru State College - Degrees Offered: B. A., B. S. Fine Arts with Graphic Design Option
Concordia University - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design
Wayne State College – Degrees Offered: B. A., B. S. Graphic Design
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