BA Graphic Design Online Degree

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Create the 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.

An Online Degree in Graphic Design Taught by Accomplished Faculty

In SNHU's online degree in graphic design program, you will be taught by award-winning creative faculty while using the most advanced technology available. You will 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

It is essential that Graphic Design students have industry-standard hardware, software and photography equipment.

Student discounts are available; your academic advisor will provide details.

Required Hardware

Mac Specifications

  • Model: MacBook Pro
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM (more is better)
  • Display size: 15-inch or 17-inch
  • Hard drive: 320 GB or larger
  • CD-ROM: Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
  • Operating system: Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion
  • Office Suite Microsoft Office: 2008 or 2011 for
  • 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: Pentium M processor or newer
  • Memory: 2 GB minimum (4 GB recommended)
  • Display size: 15-inch or 17-inch
  • Hard drive: 80 GB or larger
  • Network card: Integrated Internal Card 10/100
  • CD-ROM: 24X CD-RW/DVD drive
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, SP2 or newer
  • Office Suite: Microsoft Office 2007 Professional or Office 2010
  • Antivirus software: Your choice; antirust software is required for students to connect to the SNHU network.

Required Software

Discounted subscriptions for Adobe Creative Cloud are available from Adobe and include:

  • Photoshop CC Extended
  • Illustrator CC
  • InDesign CC
  • Dreamweaver CC
  • Flash Professional CC
  • Fireworks CC
  • Acrobat X Pro
  • Bridge CC
  • Media Encoder CC

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

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