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Graphic Design

Yale University

24 months
42275 USD/year
42275 USD/year
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The Graphic Design program at Yale University focuses on the development of a cohesive, investigative body of work, also known as the student’s thesis. 


The Graphic Design program at Yale University thesis is conceived as a loose framework within which each student’s visual method is deployed across many diverse projects during the two-year course of study. 

While every thesis project is unique, there are several common features: a focus on methodology, the application of a visual method to studio work, and the organization of the work in a thoughtfully argued written document and “Thesis Book.”


The individual collection of graphic design work by each student is supported on several levels simultaneously: studio work led by faculty meeting weekly; small six-person thesis groups meeting biweekly; individual sessions with writing and editing tutors; and lectures, presentations, and workshops.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Preliminary Studio
  • Typography
  • Designing with Time, Motion and Sound
  • Advanced Graphic Design: Series and Systems
  • Expression, Structure, and Sequence: Typography
  • Interactive Design and the Internet
  • Advanced Graphic Design: History, Editing, and Interpretation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $80 application fee or fee waiver
    • Recommendations from two teachers and one counselor
    • School Report with transcript
    • English proficiency test results - recommended for non-native English-speakers
    • Mid-Year Report & Final Report

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42275 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42275 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42275 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42275 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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