Average Program Length: 4 Years

Minimum Credit Hours Required: 192

The Graphic Design and Interactive Media degree provides the practical knowledge and insight you need to develop effective, stunning graphic design and web interfaces. You will begin creating right away, gaining hands-on experience using all the tools of the trade. From day one, you’ll be building a portfolio and gaining the skills needed to excel in your chosen career.

Career Paths

The BFA Graphic Design + Interactive Media program prepares you for many creative positions including:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Assistant Art Director
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Brand Identity Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer

Emphasis

The BFA in Graphic Design and Interactive Media provides an exciting and in-depth look at these evolving fields. You will work with industry-standard software in order to create cutting-edge designs and pieces and can customize your degree to focus on one of three areas of emphasis.

Digital Marketing

This emphasis is focused on setting up and running marketing campaigns, creating and marketing brands, and building brand awareness and social space. You will be able to see the impact your work has as the campaigns you create gain traction. It’s an exciting and growing field with ample opportunity for a variety of career roles.

You will begin gaining hands-on experience right away, working on client projects and building your portfolio. This emphasis includes all the marketing knowledge you will need to make campaigns you design success.

Career Opportunities

You will be prepared to work in many creative roles, including:

  • Brand and Logo designer
  • Advertising account executive
  • Marketing analyst
  • Research specialist
  • Social Media Coordinator

Graphic Design

Hone your graphics skills

The Graphic Design emphasis focuses on creating and manipulating images, text, shapes, and symbols to communicate visually in printed media, on screens of all sizes, and in product packaging. Your studies in this emphasis will lead to many career opportunities.

Every marketing campaign needs a graphic designer, and within this emphasis, you will gain the hands-on experience to produce excellent campaigns. You will come away with knowledge of industry tools as well as communication tactics and methods for working with clients.

Career Opportunities

The Graphic Design emphasis prepares you for a wide range of creative roles in advertising and marketing agencies, consultancy firms, and companies of all sizes.

Depending on your interests, you’ll be able to start your career as:

  • Production Designer
  • Brand and Logo Designer
  • UI/UX Coordinator
  • Art Director

Interactive Media

The Interactive Media emphasis is all about engagement. Within this program, you will learn to design interactive web and video content for many platforms, including mobile, tablets, laptop computers, and large monitors.

Career Opportunities

The Interactive Media emphasis prepares you for a wide range of creative roles in advertising and marketing agencies, consultancy firms, and companies of all sizes.

Depending on your interests, you’ll be able to start your career as an/a:

  • E-commerce Designer
  • Kiosk Interface Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Brand and Logo Designer
  • UI/UX Coordinator

Annual Tuition & Fees

BFA Graphic Design + Interactive Media and BFA Visual Effects – Online Programs

*Effective for Students Starting 2019 and Beyond

Number of Credits Per Quarter Full-time (16 credit hours) Full-time (12 credit hours) Part-time (8 credit hours)
Annual Tuition $24,000.00 $18,000.00 $12,000.00
Annual Total $24,000.00 $18,000.00 $12,000.00

Schedule of Administrative Fees (Non-Refundable)

  • Admissions Application Fee: $50.00
  • Housing Application Fee: $50.00
  • Transcript - Standard Fee: $6.00
  • Transcript - Rush Fee: $10.00
  • Equipment Abandonment Fee (per item): $20.00
  • Degree Petition/Diploma Replacement Fee: $150.00
  • Production Insurance Fee (quarterly): $115.00
  • Student Accident Insurance Fee (quarterly): $50.00
  • Health Insurance (optional) - monthly: $59.00-$121.00
  • Deferred Payment Plan Processing Fee: $50.00
  • Late Payment Fee (monthly): $25.00
  • Late Equipment Return Fee (per item per day): $20.00
  • NSF Check Fee / Returned ACH deposit fee: $25.00
  • Late Registration Fee: $75.00

*Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change with 30 days notice.

Upcoming Quarter Application Deadlines & Start Dates

Winter Quarter 2019

  • Classes begin on January 14, 2019
  • The application deadline for Winter is November 30, 2018.

Spring Quarter 2019

  • Classes begin April 8, 2019
  • The application deadline for Spring is March 1, 2019.

Summer Quarter 2019

  • Classes begin July 8, 2019
  • The application deadline for Summer is May 3, 2019.

Fall Quarter 2019

  • Classes begin September 30, 2019
  • The Early Decision deadline is January 4, 2019.
  • The Regular Decision deadline is February 22, 2019.

Our Process

Columbia College Hollywood offers a unique admissions process. While academic achievement is an important component in the decision to accept an applicant, we consider students for admission based on their ability to successfully undertake both professional training and a rigorous liberal arts curriculum.

When you apply, you’ll be required to submit official transcripts indicating a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.50 on your high school transcript or a transcript from a prior college you’ve attended. You’ll also submit a 500+ word Personal Essay describing your creative and career goals and two Letters of Recommendation from teachers, educators, or individuals who know you well and are not family members. We’ll take everything into consideration, including your desire to develop as a filmmaker, graphic designer, animator, or visual effects artist, your passion for creative arts, and your ability to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills and abilities.

Program taught in:
English

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