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Express Your Talent with Graphic Arts

Do you want to put your sense for design to good use? In the graphic arts school, you’ll learn about the theory and practice of visual storytelling. You may be drawn to advertising, web design, or print. Whatever your passion, formal education will help you acquire skills and build a portfolio so you’re ready for the job market.


All graphic arts programs are offered online through our affiliated institution, Independence University. These programs will teach you how to inspire and influence others through visual presentation. We’ll help you understand what future employers and clients will expect and help you prepare to meet the challenges of this rewarding career path. Learn from professionals in the field on a schedule that works for you. Get started by selecting your program below.

Graphic Arts programs are offered fully online through our affiliated institution – Independence University.

Unleash your



The ability to turn an idea into a final product comes from technique and practice. Learn the tools of the trade and hone your instincts by completing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program that you can fit into your life. Skilled professionals are in demand.1 Set yourself up for success with training in the theories of design for different mediums, marketing and advertising principles, and design software.


As a graphic arts student, you will receive all the equipment and tools you need to start creating your own designs. We provide a new Mac® laptop for you to use in school and keep when you graduate. Start turning your creativity into a fun and fulfilling career today!


Associate’s Degrees inGraphic Arts

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    Learn how to use the basic tools of a graphic designer, including Adobe products. This program includes practical knowledge and theories of different design mediums, such as packaging.
  1. †Graphic Arts programs are offered fully online by our affiliated institution, Independence University.

Bachelors’s Degrees inGraphic Arts

  1. *Offered onsite and/or fully online through Independence University. See catalog for available locations.
  2. †Graphic Arts programs are offered fully online by our affiliated institution, Independence University.

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School of Healthcare

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†Graphic Arts programs are offered fully online by our affiliated institution, Independence University.

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