Art + Design Degree Programs at NCAD
BACHELOR OF 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 the creative industries. The Visual Communication program features double concentration pairs giving you a competitive edge in your field of choice.
Associate of Occupational Studies (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 Provide a Competitive Edge in Your Field of Choice
92% OF GRADUATES FROM THE 2017 COHORT FOUND EMPLOYMENT IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY WITHIN TWO YEARS OF COMPLETING THE PROGRAM.
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|