Graphic Design
 

Line. Shape. Size. Color. Space. Texture.

Great design combines elements like line, shape, size, color, space and texture to create one cohesive piece. In Bradford School's graphic design programs, you can learn how to use each design element in your projects to evoke emotions, create depth, and lead the eye to the message.

Launching a graphic design career takes a dedication to learning and the guiding hand of industry professionals.  Bradford School offers a career-oriented and real-world-based curriculum taught and overseen by industry professionals. 



At Bradford School, you’ll learn hands-on technical skills like typography, drawing, web design, package design, logo design, advertising and illustration. At the end of the program, you’ll leave with a portfolio full of original designs to show future employers. 

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HIGHLIGHTS
 

HIGHLIGHTS

At Bradford School, our graphic design programs are taught by faculty with real-world experience, so you can develop the skills we know employers want. 

Our class sizes are usually smaller, making it easier to get to know your teachers and get personal, one-on-one attention. When you pass all of your classes, we promise that there will be space in classes you need when you need them. You can finish on time and start your graphic design career quickly!

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.678.7981 or fill out our information request form.  

 

 

With our Graphic Design programs, you can:

  • Learn key design concepts and experiment with various techniques
  • Complete real-world projects to build your portfolio
  • Understand different forms of design, including web design, package design, and animation
  • Explore lessons from the history of graphic design
CAREERS
 

CAREERS

Employment of graphic designers is expected to increase by 13% from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.8

As a Bradford School graduate, our career services department will help you start your career by finding the right job! 

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.678.7981 or fill out our information request form. 



 

 

 

Bradford School graduates work as: 

  • Web Designers
  • Graphic Artists
  • Illustrators
  • Logo Designers
  • Content Creators
  • Publication Designers
CURRICULUM
 

CURRICULUM

Bradford School offers a 12-month diploma program and a 16-month associate degree program. In both programs, most classes are specific to preparing you quickly for a graphic design career.  

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.678.7981 or fill out our information request form.  

 

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Drawing 
  • Introduction to Macintosh
  • Design and Color
  • Typography I
  • Typography II
  • Comprehensive Illustration
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Production
  • Web Development With HTML
  • Multimedia and Animation
  • Web Design for Graphic Designers I
  • Advertising Art Portfolio
  • Web Design for Graphic Designers II
  • Design and Presentation Development
  • Designing for Electronic Devices*
  • Social Media Management*
  • Microsoft Skills
  • Electronic Drawing I
  • Electronic Drawing II
  • Desktop Publishing 
  • Electronic Layout and Design 

*Associate Degree Only

COSTS
 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Bradford School, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Diploma Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $6,990
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,160
Residence Reservation Fee $100
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $3,005
*Diploma Program is 3 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

Associate Degree Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $6,990
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Reservation Fee $100
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,160
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $3,315
*Associate Degree Program is 4 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

PROGRAM INFO
 

PROGRAM INFORMATION


 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at www.bradfordschoolcolumbus.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

Credit Transfer from Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student's program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Bradford School. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other approved colleges provided the grades received for the courses were "C" or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Bradford School. Because programs at Bradford School are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning.

 

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Bradford School are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Bradford School are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Bradford School nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Bradford School will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program. 

GET STARTED
 

GET STARTED

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Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Bradford School student is like!

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.678.7981 or fill out our information request form.

 

 

 

As a Graphic Design, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work quickly
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Take hands-on, career driven classes
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!