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Create Your Career in Graphic Design

Combine your artistic talent with tech know-how to launch a career in graphic design. As a budding design professional in the graphic arts school, you’ll learn how to apply creativity to design concepts and turn your ideas into compelling visuals as you build a professional portfolio. With this degree, you may opt for a traditional career path as a graphic designer or something more specialized such as information design or animation.


At Stevens-Henager’s School of Graphic Arts, you’ll learn from experienced professionals who will help you build skills and understand what your future clients and employers will need. Whatever type of visual communication you’re drawn to, a graphic arts degree provides a great foundation for your future career. Stevens-Henager’s program is currently ranked in the top 10 graphic design degrees available online by the Open Education Database.1 Get started by choosing a program below.


Independence University

If online learning works better with your lifestyle, explore programs through our affiliated institution – Independence University. Look for programs marked with an asterisk (*) for degree offerings taught completely online, or offered in both an online and on campus format.



Employers need creative people like you to help them communicate.2 Develop your critical thinking, analytical skills, and unique visual personality by completing your degree.


Prepare to go into advertising, web design, interaction design, publishing, gaming, or another exciting career. Whatever your passion, a strong foundation in graphic arts will help you get there.

Associate’s Degrees inGraphic Arts

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    Courses in communication arts, web design principles, marketing, and vector illustration help prepare you for entry-level design positions. Learn the techniques as you develop your own style.

Bachelor’s Degrees inGraphic Arts

  1. * Offered onsite and/or fully online through Independence University or Stevens-Henager Online.

“There’s a lot of great things that I like about Stevens-Henager. One is the student-to-teacher ratio. At a lot of big colleges, you’re one of hundreds of students in one class, and you’ve got one teacher. Here at Steven-Henager, you can get one-on-one time with the teacher. It’s a really great setup. The classes are generally fairly small, sometimes from six to ten people in a class. Very easy to work with.”

- Jason Stott
Graphic Arts (AAS), Web Design & Development (BS)

“The ‘one-on-one’ atmosphere and a smaller classroom setting more closely fit my learning style. I wanted to graduate ready for a career in a specific field as soon as possible. I wanted to be more marketable than the person next to me. Stevens-Henager was the answer for me.”

- Tiffany Donoho
Medical Specialties (AOS)

“Pretty much every instructor I had had hands-on experience. Either they had worked in the computer science field previously or they currently work there.”

- Roger Hall
Computer Technology & Networking (AAS)

“After receiving my degree in 2003, I was better qualified for higher-level positions including supervisory positions. I was able to network with other students at school to help me find a good job. I went from making $12.50 an hour before college, to over $22.00 an hour after college.”

- Adam Wisden
Computer Science with a Networking & Information Systems Security emphasis (BS)

“I knew where I wanted to go, and I wanted to get there as fast as I could, so I really enjoyed the accelerated learning program. The atmosphere was fantastic, and the comradery and support system between the students and the instructors were very helpful.”

- Greg Egbert
Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis (BS)

“The main thing I liked was the flexibility and the career-focused learning. I have a very busy life, so it was nice being able to get my schoolwork done on my own schedule. Instead of having to take lots of generals, I was able to learn about the things I was interested in, such as business, finance, and marketing.”

- Chris Bitton
Business Management & Accounting (AAS)

“I liked Stevens-Henager because it was flexible. It worked with my schedule, being a working mother. The instructors were all very knowledgeable and helpful. It was a great atmosphere between the students and the instructors.”

- Heather Norman
Business Management & Accounting with an Event Planning & Management emphasis (AAS)

“My grandma attended Stevens-Henager in the 1950s, so I guess you could say the college is something of a family legacy for me. I liked how every class was directly applicable to my career path. The instructors were flexible, understanding, and willing to work with me if any issues came up.”

- Krista Stockseth
Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis (BS)

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