What is the top graphic design school program in Idaho for 2020?
|Boise State University
Our 2020 ranking of the top graphic design school program in Idaho. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.
1. Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Boise State University was originally founded by the Episcopal Church in 1932, when it was known as Boise Junior College. Today, the school serves more than 25,000 students from every state and more than 60 foreign countries. Boise State offers more than 200 areas of study and over 100 graduate programs—making it Idaho’s largest graduate school.
The College of Arts and Sciences houses the Department of Art, Design & Visual Studies, which offers a BFA in Graphic Design. The program “provides students with a rigorous and comprehensive pre-professional training, balanced with a broad and rigorous liberal arts preparation,” says the school. Course highlights include Creative Photography, Graphic Design I-VI, and Drawing. Students have the opportunity to choose a number of electives to refine their focus and a Capstone project is also part of the program.
Other program highlights include supportive faculty, the opportunity for students to learn under visiting artists and scholars, and the opportunity to show their work in the Visual Arts Center, which also hosts regional and national art exhibits. Students may also join an the AIGA Graphic Design and Illustration groups.
Students who complete the program are prepared to enter the professional field of graphic design and related specializations, or to apply for graduate school in graphic design and related fields.