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What is the top North Dakota graphic design schools for 2022?
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Our 2022 ranking of the top graphic design school program in North Dakota. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.
The Department of Art & Design at University of North Dakota (UND) has a Graphic Design Major leading to a BFA. Part of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department also offers a flexible Graphic Design Minor that consists of 21 credit hours completed over 1-2 years. Both programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) in affiliation with the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).
The Graphic Design BFA requires 120 credit hours. In addition to all areas of graphic design, the program explores printmaking, drawing and painting, photography, jewelry and metalsmithing, sculpture, and ceramics. Students will master technical design skills such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Photography. And through the UND internship program, students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at a local company or design studio.
The Graphic Design BFA culminates with a Design Capstone and participation in an Art Exhibition and/or Professional Exhibition. Graduates will leave the program with a professional portfolio of their best work.
Graduates of the University of North Dakota Graphic Design Program have been hired at Amazon, General Mills, The Pottery Den, Chapter3, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, and Acme Tools. They work are Advertising Designers, Illustrators, Art Directors, Graphic Designers, Typesetters, Production Designers, Photographers, and Web Designers.
University of North Dakota has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1913. The school was founded in 1883, six years before North Dakota became a state. Today, UND is the state’s oldest and largest campus, serving some 13,800 students enrolled in more than 225 programs across 13 colleges, schools and departments.