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School of Graphic Design

Study Graphic Design

Learn razor-sharp skills in an agency setting.

Our Graphic Design courses teach the skills and techniques needed to help you succeed in a number of careers, including Interactive Designer, Brand Manager and Creative Director, amongst others.

Our graduates work at these respected companies:

  • Square
  • Frog
  • RGA
  • Nike
  • IA Collaborative
  • Google
  • Ideo
  • Clorox Company
  • Apple
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Financial Aid for those who qualify.

"I came to study at the Academy because it has awesome faculty and such a diverse collection of fellow students, making it a true learning experience for me."

BFA Graphic Design

Gurvinder Kaur

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Director, School of Graphic Design

Phil Hamlett


Phil Hamlett’s extensive experience provides him with the perspective necessary to prepare students for real world challenges. As a former AIGA national board member and founder of Compostmodern, he sets the agenda for sustainable business practice within the design community. In 2014, Phil was named incoming president of the AIGA San Francisco chapter.

Graphic Design Area of Interest

Creating an unforgettable creative or advertisement requires skill and effort. Our hands-on graphic design classes combined with with our experienced faculty, will help you gain the technical expertise you’ll need to create amazing concepts and designs.

“Our students’ final portfolios include the tools that allow them to interview anywhere in the world.”

Student Work

Whether you're interested in print, environmental, or digital design, our graphic design classes teach you the skills to create an artistic portfolio that will help launch your career.

Online degrees available!

Our flexible online classes allow you to earn a degree on your time and your schedule.