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Bachelor of Science in
Graphic Arts
with an Information Design emphasis
Offered through Independence University

Help Convey Important Information as Effectively as Possible

Information design is the art of presenting facts, figures, and other forms of information creatively and in a way that inspires your audience to take action. Employers of all shapes and sizes need skilled information designers to help them tell their story and connect with their audience.

You can earn your bachelor’s degree in graphic arts fast and fully online through our affiliated institution, Independence University.


The bachelor’s degree program in graphic arts helps prepare you for entry-level employment as a professional graphic designer. Your emphasis in information design will teach you the skills and techniques of effective communication, whether you’re designing for printed materials or web content.


With your degree, you could be eligible for employment in variety of design-related settings, including marketing and advertising agencies, corporate art departments, or independent design studios. Or, you could even kick-start a lucrative career as a freelance graphic 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.

With your degree and an emphasis in information design, you could launch a career as:1
  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • Production artist
  • Multimedia artist
  • Art director
  • Web, mobile, or social media content developer
  • Technical designer
In your program, you’ll study and learn valuable skills in graphic and information design, such as:2
  • Adobe® design software:
  • InDesign®
  • Photoshop®
  • Illustrator®
  • Flash®
  • Information design
  • Universal design
  • Page layout design
  • Digital photography
  • Web design
  • Logo & identity design
  • Professional & technical communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • New media marketing
  • 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.