As a Ferris Graphic Design student, you will develop the creative and conceptual skills
to inform, educate, and persuade audiences. You will work in a hands-on, collaborative
environment with our highly experience faculty as you develop real-world projects
for clients. With access to the latest software and technology, you will be ready
to enter the professional world immediately.
As a part of our College of Business, Ferris Graphic Design students build a powerful
core of business expertise, because today's designers need to excel in business as
well as design.
Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math
SAT score of 480 or higher).
Composite SAT of 900 or higher.
ACT ScoresTwo of the Three Criteria:
English ACT score of 16 or higher.
Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions
attended. GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the
first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score
of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of
6 or higher.
Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114 or 115 or placement during
the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score
of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary
Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.
You will build the foundation you need to become a print designer, web designer, interaction
designer, user experience or interface designer, and advance into positions such as
art director, creative director, and production manager.
The program has a consistently excellent placement rate for graduates in leading design
firms, corporations, and agencies across the country.
The demand for graphic designers continues to rise with the proliferation of traditional
and new media outlets.