BA Graphic Design Online Degree

Create your Future with an Online Graphic Design Degree from SNHU

You can create designs that inspire and influence the world with an online degree in graphic design from SNHU. When you’re studying design here, you’ll learn how to translate your ideas through concept, design and digital media.

Whether you dream of the fast pace of an agency, the rigors of a design firm or the independence of running your own shop, the online graphic design degree at SNHU fosters your creative talent. Courses are built around teaching you the creative and technical skills you need. This  is an online degree in graphic design that trains you in aesthetics and creative problem solving, while making sure that you have cultural and social context for all of the work you do.

Not familiar with any of today’s design technology tools? Ramp up or refresh your graphic design software skills with the elective GRA 100 – Introduction to Graphic Design Technologies.

See how our online students are succeeding in graphic design at SNHU. 

An Online Degree in Graphic Design Taught by Accomplished Faculty

In SNHU's online degree in graphic design program, you’ll be taught by award-winning creative faculty while using the most advanced technology available. You’ll enroll in small classes, getting feedback directly from instructors who understand the creative process and the different areas you’re working in.

Advantages of an Online Degree in Graphic Design:

  • One of the most affordable online programs in the nation.
  • Get creative direction from accomplished graphic designers with real-world experience.
  • Learn how to use the most advanced graphic design hardware and software, including the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • 24/7 access to our online virtual campus for maximum convenience and flexibility.
  • A degree from a traditional, nonprofit university.

Required Hardware and Software

Required Hardware

The below computer specifications are recommended for students to meet the minimum system requirements of the software programs required for download in the program. Student Discounts are available, your academic advisor will provide details.

Mac Specifications

  • Model: MacBook Pro 15-inch or iMac (desktop) 27-inch or larger
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor or higher
  • Memory: 16 GB (32 GB recommended)
  • Display size: 15-inch, 17-inch or larger
  • Storage: 320 GB (1 TB recommended)
  • CD-ROM: Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
  • Operating System: Mac OS® X v10.7 or higher
  • Office Suite Microsoft Office: 2008, 2011 or newer
  • Mac (includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Entourage/Outlook)
  • Antivirus software: Your choice; antitrust software is required for students to connect to the SNHU network.

PC Specifications

  • Processor: 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor
  • Memory: 16 GB (32 GB recommended)
  • Display size: 15-inch, 17-inch or larger
  • Storage: 320 GB (1 TB recommended)
  • Network card: Integrated Internal Card 10/100
  • CD-ROM: 24X CD-RW/DVD drive
  • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Professional or newer
  • Office Suite: Microsoft Office 2007 Professional, Office 2010 or newer
  • Antivirus software: Your choice; antirust software is required for students to connect to the SNHU network.

Required Software

Adobe Creative Cloud is required by all students in the Graphic Design and Media Arts program. Creative Cloud licenses are available at an educational discount directly through Adobe at

Additional Required Equipment

A digital SLR camera with 18-55mm lens and video capability, as well as a basic accessory kit, including an 8GB memory card, a camera bag and a 1 TB portable hard drive

Contact Us

Phone: 888.327.SNHU