Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Graphic Design

Graphic design combines art and business to become the visual fabric embedded into our daily lives. Blending imagery and language, it’s the art of balancing intuitive functionality and inspired visuals. It not only communicates, but it solves problems and serves as a powerful tool beyond its expansive multidisciplinary field.

Program Highlights


Real-world Clients


Written + Verbal Presentations

Visual Storytelling

Design Software

On-campus BFA Degree Requirements

At RMCAD, one of Colorado’s renowned colleges for graphic design, we believe in offering students a well-rounded education. That means students stepping outside of their comfort zone and turning a passion for art into a future in design.

Want to be successful in the world of art and design? First, you’ve got to know the basics. That’s why our Liberal Arts Department teaches a comprehensive curriculum including history, literature, the humanities, and social and physical sciences.

* RMCAD offers classes year-round in both on-campus and online delivery formats. At RMCAD, we believe that online learning is an important part of the overall college learning experience. To provide students multiple scheduling options, diverse learning modalities, and experience in the virtual environment, all on-campus students are required to take part in online education.

Just because we study history doesn’t mean we live in the past. Our graphic design classes combine innovative thinking with industry technology to give you the experience you need:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe XD
  • Digital SLR Camera

Where do you see yourself after you graduate? At RMCAD, we help prepare our alumni to take on the world. With a Graphic Design Degree in hand and a highly specialized background, graduates are equipped to launch their career in a variety of design fields, including:

  • Creative Director
  • Digital Project Manager
  • Web Designer
  • Production Art Manager
  • Multi-Media/Interactive Media Specialist
  • Communications Manager
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Motion Graphics Artist
  • And More

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As a Graphic Design student at RMCAD, you’ll learn to take your artistic talent and apply it to the field of design. Graphic Design students learn to evaluate research and understand design problems by creating processes for design solutions that can be used throughout their careers. You’ll learn branding, advertising, user-experience, and more—all while building a professional portfolio to prepare for life after you graduate.

Within the Graphic Design Program, outside design professionals are brought in for workshops, presentations, and advanced teaching engagements throughout the program and deliver hands-on experiences with real projects. Annual award shows are used as class assignments and many graduates have been recognized with design excellence awards worldwide. International instructors and visiting faculty bring a broader exposure to students throughout their time at RMCAD.

In today’s competitive and fast-paced business environment, it’s not enough to simply know your field; you must understand its position in the greater market and be able to communicate about your work.


Take the lead from people you can trust. From exhibition art to film to commercial marketing, our faculty has the insight, experience, and perspective to guide you.

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