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Consumer behavior has shown that people react more positively towards visual content than other formats such audio or text. This has led to a growth in demand for graphic and design professionals who are trained to produce such content.

24%

Digital categories in graphic design to rise by 24%

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5% projected increase in employment

23,900

23,900 jobs projected to open each year for new graphic designers.

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$53,380: average salary of graphic designers in the US

Graphic designers communicate through the content they create. From making simple marketing advertisements to crafting the interface of applications, the skill of a graphic designer always remains in high demand. You will study a wide range of different subjects in a graphic designing program including visual identity graphic design, art and illustration, motion graphic design, packaging graphic design, marketing and advertising graphic design, publication graphic design, user interface graphic design, and environmental graphic design.
Graphic design is for creative minds that can think out of the box to bring forward new and innovative ideas. If you see an advertisement and think of better ways to get the same message across, you probably have an aptitude for graphic design. Or if you are using an application or website interface and have ideas on how it can be more user-friendly, you are an ideal fit for this field.
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design is 3-4 years long undergraduate degree course that deals with conceptualization, designing and execution of an idea. The course includes subjects such as color theory, typography and layout theory. Diploma in Graphic Design course is a 1-year diploma which focuses on topics such as multimedia, animation, and 3D modelling.

The average tuition fees of bachelor’s in graphics and design studies is around $50,000 annually in the US. The learning is course and practice based with internships and mentorships.
Graphic designers are traditionally associated with the media, advertising and PR industry but there is huge demand in a wide range of industrial sectors. According to the New York Institute of Art and Design, the average salary for entry-level graphic designers is $49,806 per annum. Employment of graphic designers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2020 to 2030. In computer systems design services, the need for graphic designers is expected to grow as companies continue to increase their digital presence.
Many career fields exist for the graduates of graphic and design studies that include film editor, interior spatial designer, layout artist, illustrator, 3D animator and so on.

Creative designer


As a creative designer, you will be required to conceptualize and visualize new ideas. Working together with copywriters and art directors, a creative designer uses his skill with different graphic design tools to bring new ideas to life. Commercial creative designers make graphic design art for businesses that need design elements for logos, product packages or marketing materials. In the electronic arena, creative designers create banners for web pages or graphics for television broadcasts. In the advertising and publishing industries, creative designers make graphics used to complement or illustrate articles or ad layouts.

Web designer


A web designer, as the name suggests, designs websites. Having an in-depth understanding of website layouts, a web designer knows how to maneuver any issues that can present themselves and keep the smooth functioning of the website at all times. The task is to present the brand of the website, through the experience of the website itself. A web designer studies user traffic to craft a user-friendly experience.

User experience (UX) and User interface (UI) designer


UX-UI designers are generally responsible for collecting, researching, investigating and evaluating user requirements. Their responsibility is to deliver an outstanding user experience providing an exceptional and intuitive application design.

Top Graphic and Design Studies courses

  • At The Australian National University
    uni-location

    Bruce , Australia

    THE world university rank: 54

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    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Coursework)

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    AUD 79,586 ? AUD  79,586 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At The University of New South Wales
    uni-location

    Sydney , Australia

    THE world university rank: 70

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    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Coursework)

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    AUD 75,360 ? AUD  75,360 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At Monash University
    uni-location

    Melbourne , Australia

    THE world university rank: 57

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    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Coursework)

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    AUD 73,400 ? AUD  73,400 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

Top Universities to study Graphic and Design Studies

Canberra Institute of Technology

Canberra Institute of Technology

uni-location Australia

Box Hill Institute

Box Hill Institute

uni-location Australia

Bond University College

Bond University College

uni-location Australia

Bond University

Bond University

THE ranking: 501

uni-location Australia

Holmesglen

Holmesglen

uni-location Australia

Monash University

Monash University

THE ranking: 57

uni-location Australia

TAFE South Australia

TAFE South Australia

uni-location Australia

TAFE Western Australia

TAFE Western Australia

uni-location Australia

Macquarie University

Macquarie University

THE ranking: 192

uni-location Australia

The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales

THE ranking: 70

uni-location Australia

University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

THE ranking: 201

uni-location Australia

University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

THE ranking: 143

uni-location Australia

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

THE ranking: 54

uni-location Australia

The University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle

THE ranking: 251

uni-location Australia

Deakin University

Deakin University

THE ranking: 251

uni-location Australia

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

THE ranking: 58

uni-location Australia

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

THE ranking: 301

uni-location Australia

Flinders University

Flinders University

THE ranking: 251

uni-location Australia

James Cook University

James Cook University

THE ranking: 251

uni-location Australia

University of South Australia

University of South Australia

THE ranking: 301

uni-location Australia

The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

THE ranking: 33

uni-location Australia

The Australian National University

The Australian National University

THE ranking: 54

uni-location Australia

Murdoch University

Murdoch University

THE ranking: 501

uni-location Australia

University of Canberra

University of Canberra

THE ranking: 170

uni-location Australia

Queensland College of Art

Queensland College of Art

uni-location Australia

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

THE ranking: 193

uni-location Australia

Billy Blue College of Design

Billy Blue College of Design

uni-location Australia

Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University

THE ranking: 401

uni-location Australia

Curtin University

Curtin University

THE ranking: 251

uni-location Australia

The University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland

THE ranking: 401

uni-location Australia

TAFE NSW Institutes

TAFE NSW Institutes

uni-location Australia

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

THE ranking: 301

uni-location Australia

Griffith University

Griffith University

THE ranking: 201

uni-location Australia

Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic

uni-location Australia

Western Sydney University, The College

Western Sydney University, The College

uni-location Australia

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

THE ranking: 601

uni-location Australia

Australian Pacific College

Australian Pacific College

uni-location Australia

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

THE ranking: 201

uni-location Australia

Think Colleges

Think Colleges

uni-location Australia

Deakin College

Deakin College

uni-location Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast

THE ranking: 601

uni-location Australia

University of Canberra College

University of Canberra College

uni-location Australia

Monash College

Monash College

uni-location Australia

Griffith College

Griffith College

uni-location Australia

Academy of Information Technology Pty Ltd

Academy of Information Technology Pty Ltd

uni-location Australia

JMC Academy

JMC Academy

uni-location Australia

CATC Design School

CATC Design School

uni-location Australia

SAE Qantm

SAE Qantm

uni-location Australia

Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia

uni-location Australia

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

uni-location Canada

Camosun College

Camosun College

uni-location Canada

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

uni-location Canada

University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

THE ranking: 201

uni-location Canada

Fleming College

Fleming College

uni-location Canada

Concordia University

Concordia University

THE ranking: 601

uni-location Canada

George Brown College

George Brown College

uni-location Canada

Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University

uni-location Canada

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

uni-location Canada

OCAD University

OCAD University

uni-location Canada

Red River College

Red River College

uni-location Canada

Queen's University

Queen's University

THE ranking: 251

uni-location Canada

University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

uni-location Canada

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University

uni-location Canada

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

uni-location Canada

Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology

THE ranking: 201

uni-location New Zealand

The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato

THE ranking: 401

uni-location New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

THE ranking: 501

uni-location New Zealand

Massey University

Massey University

THE ranking: 601

uni-location New Zealand

Unitec New Zealand Limited

Unitec New Zealand Limited

uni-location New Zealand

University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

THE ranking: 501

uni-location New Zealand

Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited

Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited

uni-location New Zealand

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

uni-location New Zealand

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

uni-location New Zealand

Waikato Institute of Technology

Waikato Institute of Technology

uni-location New Zealand

Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic

uni-location New Zealand

Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

uni-location New Zealand

The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland

THE ranking: 137

uni-location New Zealand

Cut Above Academy

Cut Above Academy

uni-location New Zealand

SAIT Polytechnic

SAIT Polytechnic

uni-location Canada

New Brunswick Community College

New Brunswick Community College

uni-location Canada

Nova Scotia Community College

Nova Scotia Community College

uni-location Canada

Toronto Film School

Toronto Film School

uni-location Canada

College Universel

College Universel

uni-location Canada

TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland

uni-location Australia

Whitecliffe

Whitecliffe

uni-location New Zealand

Media Design School

Media Design School

uni-location New Zealand

Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak Campus

Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak Campus

uni-location Australia

Swinburne University of Technology College

Swinburne University of Technology College

uni-location Australia

RMIT University

RMIT University

THE ranking: 301

uni-location Australia

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