Why earn a bachelor's degree in graphic design?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Explore your creative side and discover new ways to present your artistic ideas. The B.F.A. in Graphic Design at UND provides the flexibility you need to experiment and the skills you need to thrive.

The only program in the state that teaches web design and letterpress design, our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) in affiliation with AIGA. It combines an intense focus in graphic design with studies in areas such as:

  • Drawing and painting
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry and metalsmithing

Graphic Design at UND

  • Put your creativity to work with local and regional businesses through an internship

  • Present your pieces at professional conferences and art exhibits locally and nationally

  • Work closely with professional artists with industry experience

Graphic Design Careers


Average annual salary for recent UND graphic arts and design grads

UND University Analytics & Planning


UND graphic arts and design grads who are employed in positions related to their degree

UND University Analytics & Planning

As businesses and organizations increasingly discover the importance of professional design, a graphic arts degree is more valuable than ever. A major in graphic design sets you up for success in fields such as:

  • Web design
  • Photography
  • Illustration
  • Production Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Advertising
  • Art Direction

When You Major in Graphic Design

A Graphic Design degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Photography

UND Graphic Design Major Alumni

Graphic Design alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Acme Tools
  • Chapter3, LLC
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Kerasotes Theatres
  • The Pottery Den, LLC

Graphic Design Courses

Leaders That Do

In the studio, the classroom and beyond, you'll develop your eye as an artist and find opportunities to showcase your talent.