List of Accredited Online Degrees

The subject of design is a broad degree related to the professional combination of interests in categories of graphic or illustration production, web design and development, fashion or textile creation, building design, architecture and photography or interior design. The formal education that a design degree can provide will narrow the field of study while equipping students with the practical and theoretical skills needed to enter into a successful career. Most design graduate students will have specialized interest in a particular area, additionally many higher education institutions offer a general overview of the degree as a minor.

A design degree can provide students with a multi-faceted transferable skill set, which many employers see as a valuable ability when presented with the occasion to think creatively and deliver clever ideas. The professionalism of obtaining a degree in design will refine other skills required for resourcefulness, motivation, decision-making and team work. As a professional designer, the opportunity to affect what consumers see, touch, read, and feel in respect to the targeted audience, expands the creative population and drives economic success.

Design graduates are of interest to industries that use advertising, multimedia, broadcasting, publishing or promotions. A well designed product or advertising campaign can bring unprecedented profits or can wreak havoc on a company’s reputation; it is the responsibility of the design team to take into consideration the factors of demographics and cultural standards. Students with a passion for designing tend to follow a particular concentration to reflect future career aspirations and personal goals.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

Students learn how to meet deadlines and work within specific creative demands while producing high-end design work in a variety of formats.  Course Highlights:

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit
  • Master of Fine Arts in Media Design

    In this program, students go through a full-scale branding project – learning how to identify client needs, develop well-researched creative work, and craft an effective path.  ...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      58
    • Credit Type:
      Per Semester Credit

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio and Digital Arts / Graphic Design

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio and Digital Arts will give you exposure in a variety of artistic techniques and challenge you to develop your conceptual planning, aesthetic eye, and critical t...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Evangelical Christian

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery format:
    • Credit hrs to complete:
    • Credit Type:

    Master of Fine Arts in Studio and Digital Arts

    The Master of Fine Arts in Studio and Digital Arts will allow you to polish your work through attention to industry trends, professional composure, and technical precision. This degree is designed...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Evangelical Christian

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      60
    • Credit Type:

    Graphic Design - AS Degree*

    The Graphic Design - AS Degree* offered by Penn Foster College consists of four semesters. Over the course of the program students learn corporate design, color theory, multimedia development, and...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      62
    • Credit Type:

    Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design

    Penn Foster offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design consisting of 31 credits. Students complete two basic skills assessments to ensure readiness into the program. If a student does n...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Certificate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      31
    • Credit Type:

    Computer Graphic Artist

    By completing a Computer Graphic Artist diploma through Penn Foster Career School, students are able to learn graphic design skills online and at their own pace. Students are taught page layout te...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Diploma
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      6
    • Credit Type:
      units

    Certificate in Graphic Design & Digital Imaging

    UMass Lowell's Certificate Program in Graphic Design and Digital Imaging offers students interested in breaking into the field of graphic design and electronic publishing an innovative mix of ...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Certificate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      27
    • Credit Type:
      Per Semester Credit

    Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design & Media Arts

    See Yourself Succeed in Graphic Design Coursework in SNHU's online graphic design degree program is built around training you in aesthetics and creative problem solvin...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      120
    • Credit Type:
      Per Semester Credit

    Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design & Media Arts / Web Design

    See Yourself Succeed in Web Design With a web design concentration, you'll learn not just creative but functional design. You’ll concept and develop your work us...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      120
    • Credit Type:
      Per Semester Credit

    Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design & Media Arts / 3-D Modeling & Animation

    See Yourself Succeed in 3D Modeling & Animation SNHU’s 3D modeling and animation degree gives you the skillset to be a player in the multidimensional design worl...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      120
    • Credit Type:
      Per Semester Credit

    MPS in Information Visualization

    Maryland Institute College offers a Master’s of Professional Studies in Information Visualization. This program prepares students to translate complex data into graphics, images, and other f...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      Hybrid
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      0
    • Credit Type:

    Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design

    The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design consists of courses that prepare the student for a broad range of positions requiring a background in computer transmedia design theory, production, an...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      180
    • Credit Type:
      Per Quarter Credit

    Certificate in Digital Arts

    Penn State’s Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Arts blends art theory with the latest Internet-based technologies, making it an excellent way to build your digital résumé. T...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Certificate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      15
    • Credit Type:

    Computer Aided Drafting And Design AAS

    Ridgewater College offers an Associate's Degree in Computer Aided and Drafting and Design.  This degree allows students to join engineering departments in manufacturing, research and developm...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 2-year
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      69
    • Credit Type:

    Certificate of Completion in Digital Design

    Rio Salado's Computer Technology program is designed to provide information and training on the use, application, and technological development of computers in a continuously changing electronic e...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 2-year
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Certificate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      35
    • Credit Type:

    Undergraduate Certificate in Motion Graphics

    Rochester Community and Technical College offers a Motion Graphics Certificate which provides students who already have a degree, a specific topic of study as a designer. Students enrolled in the ...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 2-year
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Certificate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      24
    • Credit Type:

    Online Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

    The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design. The curriculum is 180 credit hours: 25 credit hours of foundation studies, 90 credit...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      180
    • Credit Type:

    Online Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

    The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. The curriculum is 180 credit hours: 35 credit hours of foundation studies, 55 c...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      180
    • Credit Type:

    Online Certificate in Digital Publishing

    The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, offers an Online Certificate in Digital Publishing. The curriculum is 25 credit hours completed through five courses. The courses inclu...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Certificate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      25
    • Credit Type:

    MS in Strategic Design and Management

    Parsons The New School for Design offers a Master of Science degree in Strategic Design & Management. The curriculum is 36 credits, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be earned in order to g...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      Hybrid
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      36
    • Credit Type:

    Graphic and Digital Design (Undergraduate Certificate)

    The New School for Design offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic and Digital Design. The curriculum is a minimum of six courses.This degree is ideal for individuals who want to...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Certificate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      6
    • Credit Type:
      courses

    Graduate Certificate in Design Business

    The New School for Design offers a Graduate Certificate in Design Business. The curriculum is 18 credits. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be earned in order to graduate. No credits may be tra...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Certificate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      18
    • Credit Type:

    Master of Humanities - Art and Visual Media

    Tiffin University offers a Master of Humanities degree in Art and Visual Media for students who are interested in studying multiple disciplines and fields in order to understand human ideas certai...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      0
    • Credit Type:

    Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts and Sciences

    The University of Florida’s (UF) Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts and Sciences is a new program that is being offered for the first time in fall 2014. This course of study is intended to serve as ...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor Completion
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      60
    • Credit Type:
      credits

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