Become the Next Great Visual Storyteller With a Graphic and Media Design Degree 

Let your creativity and imagination run wild as you harness the power of visual communication. 

At Marymount University, our graphic and media design degree equips you with essential design principles and prepares you to apply these tools and techniques to professional print and web-based projects. Because you are part artist and part visual storyteller, you’ll also learn how to use your ingenuity and technology to produce user-centric designs.  

When you graduate, you’ll have the training for a graphic designer to succeed here in the Washington, DC, area and beyond.  

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Media Design Program Highlights

Inspire and influence others with your creative talents. 

At Marymount, you’ll learn how to produce impactful designs for various mediums. Through our media and graphic designing degree, you’ll benefit from: 

  • Small classes that help your individual talents shine 

Our graphic and media design courses are purposely kept small—16 students or less—so that you can work closely with professors. Throughout your coursework, you’ll explore your creativity in areas such as digital photography, graphic design, illustration, motion graphics, UX/UI, print production, video production, and more.  

  • Structured internship opportunities 

All our bachelor’s degree in graphic design and media students take part in a 120-hour internship as a senior. In recent years, our students have interned at AIGA, Capital One, Lidl, Gannett and Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts.  

  • Learning opportunities around the globe 

Training for a graphic designer at Marymount may include the ability to take your learning overseas. We offer a semester-long study abroad opportunity in Florence, Italy, as well as week-long study abroad courses in locations around the world. These are unique chances to gain new perspectives and push your creative boundaries.   

  • Hands-on learning throughout your studies. 

Beyond the classroom, you’ll have countless ways to express yourself and put your training to work. While several of our graphic and media design degree students take part in our literary arts magazine and student newspaper, they also pursue student work and research opportunities. No matter your interests, you’ll have the opportunity to hone your craft and prepare for careers in graphic and media design. 

What Can You Do With a Media and Graphic Designing Degree? 

Marymount media and graphic designing degree graduates are designing for change by pursuing careers with national and international nonprofits, as well as in positions with advertising agencies, corporations, design studios, government agencies, mobile app developers, publishers, and more. Our alumni have also started their own successful advertising agencies, design firms and web development companies.   

Graphic and media design degree careers 

Our alums are now working as: 

  • Graphic designers 
  • Illustrators 
  • Production designers 
  • Project managers 
  • UX/UI designers 

And, our alums are joining a career that is growing and is financially rewarding. While graphic designers start off their careers making, on average, $50,000 per year, our training will help you move your way up in the field and pursue jobs as creative directors—which earn, on average $125,405 per year, according to With a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and media training, you’ll be prepared to enter a career that pays dividends. 

What You Will Study in Our Graphic and Media Design Degree

Gain the advanced skills and experience needed to become a valuable member of any design team. Training for a graphic designer at Marymount includes courses such as:  

  • Digital Publishing 
  • Drawing 
  • Illustration 
  • Intro to UX/UI Design 
  • Publication Design 
  • Typography 
  • User Centered Design 
  • Video Production 
  • Web and Social Media Design 

Once you’re nearing completion of your media and graphic designing degree, you’ll take on an internship with a local employer—putting your knowledge and know-how into motion and preparing you for careers that interest you.  

View our course descriptions here.

What Graphic and Media Design Graduates Are Saying 

Meet Alexandra Rivera 

“Being the art director of both The Banner, Marymount’s student newspaper, and BlueInk, the student literary arts magazine, taught me how to lead a team and communicate effectively with others. Being within this diverse community—as a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and media student—has helped myself and others prepare to work in our future workforce.” 

BA Graphic and Media Design ’21

Graphic and Media Design Faculty 

Integrated marketing campaign experts. Award-winning designers. Creative leaders. 

Our bachelor’s degree in graphic design and media design faculty members bring decades of experience to your studies. They’ll be there to mentor and support you throughout your studies and as a Marymount alum. 

View our faculty here.