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Bachelor of Science in
Graphic Arts
Offered through Independence University

Propel Your Graphic Design Career with the Right Degree

You may not notice it, but you experience graphic design every day. It’s in the advertisements you see on TV. It’s in the websites you like to visit. It’s on road signs and billboards. It’s even on the labels of the food you eat.

With the right bachelor’s degree in graphic arts, offered fully online through our affiliated institution, Independence University, you could launch or advance a fulfilling career in the creative world of graphic design.


Our graphic arts program is designed to help you gain the skills today’s employers demand. Whether you choose to emphasize in print or web design (or both!), our bachelor’s degree program goes beyond basic theory and teaches you the real-world tools and techniques that professional designers use on the job.


With your degree, you could find entry-to-mid-level work in a wide variety of graphic design settings, such as design firms, advertising agencies, or in-house corporate creative departments. Or, you could even find rewarding work as a freelance graphic or web designer.



With three conveniently located campuses, California College San Diego is the right place to earn your degree in San Diego. Take advantage of our easy parking, friendly staff, and modern facilities.

This program is offered at the following location(s):

  • Online through our affiliated institution, Independence University.


Your bachelor’s degree in graphic arts could help you start or advance your career as a:1
  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • Production artist
  • Multimedia artist
  • Art director
  • Freelance graphic designer


In your program, you’ll valuable knowledge and skills that employers look for, such as:2
  • Adobe®
  • InDesign®
  • Photoshop®
  • Illustrator®
  • Flash®
  • Information design
  • Page layout design
  • Web design
  • Logo & identity design
  • Package design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Internet commerce

Check Out the Program and Courses

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Why Choose California College San Diego?

CCSD offers the convenience, flexibility, and employment- focused education you need to launch a better career—faster. You can finish your degree in as few as 20 months!3

In addition, our flexible courses allow you to arrange your classes according to your schedule. Go to school during the day, in the evening, or online.4

Our programs are designed for employment in some of today’s most rewarding job fields, without elective courses that you don’t need or want. Your program will help prepare you for your career in Southern California and beyond.

  • 1 Convenient
  • 2 Employment-focused
  • 3 Flexible
  • 4 Path to a better career



California College San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

  1. The college does not guarantee a job. Gaining employment is the graduate’s responsibility.
  2. Program subject material is subject to change. For up-to-date details, see the current version of the student catalog.
  3. General timeframe for completion of an Associate’s degree.
  4. Offered onsite and/or fully online through Independence University. See catalog for available locations.

California College San Diego admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.