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

Great design combines elements like line, shape, size, color, space and texture to create one cohesive piece. In Minneapolis Business College’s 12-16 month 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.  Minneapolis Business College offers a career-oriented and real-world-based curriculum taught and overseen by industry professionals. 

At Minneapolis Business College, you’ll learn hands-on technical skills like typography, drawing, web design, package design, and multimedia animation. At the end of the program, you’ll leave with a portfolio full of original designs to show future employers. 

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our Graphic Design graduates Finish First!

Click the buttons below to learn more about our on-time graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.


      

Click the tabs below to learn more about our 12-month diploma and 16-month associate degree in Graphic Design. 

Technical skills like Typography, Page Layout, and Color Theory are ranked as most important tools for graphic designers.

 
 

HIGHLIGHTS

At Minneapolis Business College, our graphic design program is 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. 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 800.279.5200 or fill out our information request form

 

 

With Minneapolis Business College's 12-16 month 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

Employment of graphic designers is expected to increase by 13% from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.14

As a Minneapolis Business College graduate, our job placement department will help you start your career by finding the right job! 

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.279.5200 or fill out our information request form



 

 

 

Minneapolis Business College graduates work in: 

  • Advertising
  • Web development
  • Publishing
  • Many other types of firms
 

CURRICULUM

Minneapolis Business College 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 800.279.5200 or fill out our information request form

 

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • ELECTRONIC DRAWING I
  • DRAWING
  • INTRODUCTION TO MACINTOSH
  • ELECTRONIC DRAWING II
  • DESIGN AND COLOR
  • MULTIMEDIA AND ANIMATION
  • TYPOGRAPHY I
  • INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION
  • COMPREHENSIVE ILLUSTRATION
  • TYPOGRAPHY II
  • WEB DEVELOPMENT WITH HTML
  • WEB DESIGN FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
  • DESIGN AND PRESENTATION DEVELOPMENT
  • ELECTRONIC LAYOUT AND DESIGN
  • ADVERTISING ART PORTFOLIO
  • ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA AND ANIMATION
  • DESKTOP PUBLISHING
  • SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT*
    *Degree only
 

COSTS

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

Associate Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1,2014-December 31, 2014)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,320
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1,2014-December 31, 2014)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit $50
Confirmation Deposit $50
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,430
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,900
*Degree Program is 4 Semesters

 

Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1,2014-December 31, 2014)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,320
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1,2014-December 31, 2014)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit $50
Confirmation Deposit $50
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,430
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,400
*Diploma Program is 3 Semesters

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.minneapolisbusinesscollege.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 accredited 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 Minneapolis Business College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited 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 Minneapolis Business College. Because programs at Minneapolis Business College 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. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). 

Minneapolis Business College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation.  

 

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 Minneapolis Business College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Minneapolis Business College are not transferable to other institutions. 

Neither Minneapolis Business College 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. Minneapolis Business College 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

Our Admissions department is waiting to help you.  We will make it easy!

Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Minneapolis Business College student is like!

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.279.5200 or fill out our information request form

 

 

 

As an MBC Graphic Design student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work in only 12-16 months
  • Use our proactive job placement department
  • Have smaller classes, focused on your career
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!