Thanks to impressive employment growth in the graphic design industry, it’s quite easy to find top-tier training programs. In fact, most traditional universities offer graphic design programs, as well as technical schools, specialty schools, and art & design schools. Some graphic design programs take two years to complete (Associate of Arts, A. A.), while others take four years. At the end of the four-year program, however, you will receive a higher degree such as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Some schools offer Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degrees as well.
Whether you decide to take a two-year program in order to enter the work force faster or you want to take full advantage of an advanced degree program (which will likely lead to a better position and a higher starting salary), you should always select an accredited college with an excellent reputation. Organizations such as Princeton Review, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report publish an annual “best schools” list, so it’s easy to locate the nation’s most coveted colleges and programs.
These organizations evaluate colleges based on several important factors including faculty resources, graduation and retention rates, financial resources, student selectivity, number of program offerings, and peer assessment. In the state of North Dakota, which is home to 21 accredited, Title IV schools, four made the “best” list. Continue reading to review some of the best graphic design school programs in North Dakota and what they have to offer.
Best Graphic Design School Programs – Major North Dakota Cities
University of North Dakota - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design and New Art Media, Visual Arts with Emphasis in Time-Based Media, B. S. Computer Science with Specialization in Game Development and Computer Animation, Graphic Design Technology
Minot State University - Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Art with Graphic Design Option, B. S. Multimedia Studies
Best Graphic Design School Programs - Other North Dakota Cities and Towns
Dickinson State University – Degrees Offered: B. A. Art with Graphic Design Minor
Valley City State University - Degrees Offered: B. A., B. S. Art with Emphasis in Graphic Design
More Programs to Consider:
- Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong, France, and Online via SCAD eLearning