FINE ARTS (BFA) in Visual Communication or Graphic Design
Our BFA programs offer a well-rounded education that will prepare you for an entry-level career in a creative industry. Within the Visual Communication program, the double concentrations allow you to develop a pair of complementary specialties for greater career flexibility and opportunities.
AOS in Animation or UX
NCAD is Authorized by the ACCSC to Confer an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS), 63 semester credit (1170 clock hours), 2 academic years (4 semesters) 16 months.
BFA – 4.5 Academic Years AOS – 2 Academic Years
(9 Semesters) (4 Semesters)
Completed in 36 Months Completed in 16 Months
Double Concentrations provides broader career options
80% of 2018 NCAD GRADUATES FOUND EMPLOYMENT IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY.
*Of 15 graduates in 2018, 12 gained employment in their field of study within 48 months.
See more details on how long it will take to complete our BFA and AOS programs.Learn More
See what classifies as a credit hour to determine how many credits you can take per program.Learn More
We encourage high school students to be prepared to handle the commitment that our programs require. In high school, most of students’ time is spent in the classroom under a teacher’s supervision. At NCAD, students spend most of their time outside of class, working independently. Spending two to three hours on homework for each class will be necessary to be successful.
High School vs. NCAD
|Hours Spent Weekly||High School||NCAD|
|In the Classroom||35||18|