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Graphic Design

Launch your career in graphic design and connect the world through visual communication.

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TCU’s graphic design programs are rigorous, competitive and intensely creative. You’ll be challenged to push beyond your comfort zone to learn, grow and improve.

Our students consistently win awards in prestigious design competitions at the international, national, regional and local levels. TCU BFA graduates land meaningful creative positions at prestigious agencies — in many cases before they graduate. Our loyal and well-connected alumni network is a testament to the positive experiences people have here as students and to their long-term professional success.

Fields of study include:

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Art Direction
  • Branding
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Editorial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • History of Design
  • Illustration
  • Motion Graphics
  • Packaging
  • Typography
  • UIUX Design
  • Web Design
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Programs Offered

Sample Courses

  • Illustration
  • Publication Design
  • Package Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Portfolio and Marketing
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Special Admission Requirements

There are no special requirements when applying to the Department of Graphic Design. However, we strongly encourage applicants to take advantage of the optional portfolio upload as part of the TCU general admission application process. The portfolio can help identify highly talented individuals ahead of time and can positively influence the admission offer.

What Sets Us Apart

You’ll study in the heart of a major national design and advertising market. Our program has close ties with the local advertising and design communities, and you’ll learn from working professionals.

Our location in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex gives you access to many opportunities and design leaders, including the largest art directors club in the world, the Dallas Society of Visual Communication (DSVC); the American Advertising Federation (AAF); and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), among others.

Career Prospects

TCU graphic design graduates have nearly 100% job placement and a long tradition of fulfilling and successful careers in the creative industry. Our graduates work in design studios; advertising agencies; corporate design departments; magazine, newspaper and book publishing all over the United States and the world.