Animation Career Review ranks CVAD Graphic Design nationally in top 2 percent

Feb. 5, 2020 — The Animation Career Review 2020 Graphic Design School Rankings have been published — their sixth annual rankings for graphic design. More than 700 schools with graphic design programs were considered from across the U.S. in preparing this year's rankings. Animation Career Review is considered "THE" online resource for people aspiring to careers in animation, game design, graphic design, digital art and related fields. 

UNT CVAD Communication Design Program, Graphic Design, Rankings

Top 50 Nationally — #23, top 4%
Top 25 Nationally among Public Schools and Colleges — #6, top 2%
Top 10 in the Southwest — #1, top 2%
Top 10 in Texas — #1
Top 25 Nationally among schools offering a Graphic Design B.F.A. — #18

2020 Rankings  |  Ranking criteria

The College of Visual Arts and Design is home to the Design Department, which houses the Communication Design Program. Program options for aspiring graphic designers include B.F.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees in Communication Design.

The B.F.A. program covers the basic principles of design, image making, color theory and typography. It is also designed to “help students learn to be effective conceptual thinkers and, most importantly, creative problem solvers in the disciplines of Advertising and of Graphic Design.” The 36 credit hour M.A. in Communication Design and the 60 credit hour M.F.A. in Communication Design are both taught as concentrations in Design Research.

Students in all Graphic Design programs have the opportunity to complete an internship, study abroad, and access “valuable resources” consisting of over 1,000 reference books, magazines and paper/print samples of photography, illustration, typography, graphic design and advertising.



Note: Should you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability to fully participate in a CVAD event, please contact the CVAD Dean's Office,, 940-565-2855. Please make the request as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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