Degrees and Programs

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies: Graphic Design Concentration

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Why Choose Graphic Design at Wright State?

The Bachelor of Technical Applied Studies degree prepares you for employment as a graphic designer in the print, multimedia, and communication fields. You will gain valuable skills and knowledge in branding, promotional and advertising design, color theory, publication and layout, packaging design, technical illustration, design and science photography, video production, photo editing, graphic animation, motion graphics, front-end web design, HTML/CSS, and three-dimensional printing and visualization design. You will also strengthen your knowledge of the business environment, service marketing, and leadership strategies through a variety of applied business courses.

At Wright State, you can earn your degree in graphic design on your terms, in your own time, and at an affordable cost. Choose to complete your courses in person, online, or a combination of both. We offer you the flexibility you need, from start to finish. 

Wright Path students and students transferring with an associate's degree from another college can complete their bachelor's degree in as little as four semesters. Transfer scholarships are available. 


Graduates from this program go on to work as graphic designers, illustration designers, technical illustrators, production designers, art directors, print technicians, model designers, web designers, photographers, UX/UI designers, and VFX artists for advertising firms, corporate marketing departments, promotional marketing companies, nonprofits, and much more.

Real-World Experience

We arm you with the knowledge and experiences you need to transition from student to professional. You will gain hands-on experience through a variety of community-based programs, service-learning opportunities, internships, and research projects.

Your classes provide opportunities to gain skills and experience with industry-standard software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Character Animate, After Effects, Maya, Premiere Pro, and HTML/CSS. When you complete the program, you will develop a portfolio of work to showcase technical design skills and software aptitude when applying for a position in the design field.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies: Graphic Design concentration program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.


Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in graphic design.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in graphic design.

Contact Information

Teresa Richter
Coordinator and Lecturer


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