Graphic Design (B.F.A.)

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota, USA
Graphic Design (B.F.A.)
Duration4 Years
LevelBachelors Program
  • The major in Graphic Design prepares students for entry-level design positions
  • Professional graphic designers plan and execute designs for visual communication according to the needs of audiences and clients in the context for which they are intended
  • Students have the ability to conceive and design visual communications and systems involving various integrations of the elements of professional practice
  • The graphic design degree includes a six-semester sequence of courses beginning in the freshman year applying knowledge of art, design, typography, digital technologies, and illustration with the intent to interpret, inform, instruct or persuade in consideration of physical, human, social, and cognitive factors
  • Students learn about the ability to incorporate research and findings regarding people and contexts into communication design decision-making, including but not limited to conducting investigations in terms of people, activities and their setting; design at different scales; ability to exercise critical judgment in regards to usefulness
  • Experience in applying design knowledge and skills beyond the classroom i.e., field research and experience, internships, collaborative programs with professional and industry groups, and international experiences
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees818237 INR
Hostel & Meals532382 INR
Insurance55443 INR
International Student Fee14648 INR
Books and supplies40282 INR
General Activity Fee103781 INR
Total746536 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12th50%
  • Applicants should have an above-average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" average (2.60 out of 4.00) or be in the top 60% of their class with suitable academic preparation
  • Students should also complete the following core courses with a “C” average or above:
    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of advanced math—Algebra I and higher
    • 3 years of laboratory science 
    • 3 years of social science 
    • 1 year of fine arts (or AP Fine Arts score of 3 or above) Includes vocal, instrumental and studio arts
    • Basic computer skills (students should have basic keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheet and internet skills)
ExamsTOEFL: 61

IELTS: 5.5

PTE: 44

Additional info
  • SAT exam is not required but is encouraged and strongly recommended for applicants (SAT Math and Reading and Writing subscores total 950 or higher if submitted)
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