Marywood University Ranks Among Top 10 Graphic Design School Programs

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Marywood University was recently notified that its Graphic Design program ranks among the top 10 in Pennsylvania for 2021, by Animation Career Review. The Graphic Design program at Marywood incorporates the study of design and type, conceptual development, design history, research, studio technique, and strategies for problem-solving.

The criteria used for the animation rankings consists of academic reputation, admissions selectivity, depth and breadth of the program faculty, value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness, graduation rate, geographic location, and employment data. During the school year, Animation Career Review reaches out to each of the schools under consideration to request information about their specific program, as well as their perspective regarding which other school programs they considered to be the most impressive, both nationally and regionally.

Marywood University offers a bachelor of fine arts (BFA), master of fine arts (MFA), as well as a minor in graphic design. Additionally, the MFA is a low-residency program. Other program highlights include the opportunity to work on real design projects, small class sizes, 24-hour access to fully equipped computer labs that are complete with Adobe Creative Suite and other industry-standard software. Further, students in the graphic design program have the opportunity to add a minor in areas including advertising, business, communications, illustration, and photography. Students develop a professional visual portfolio and participate in the University’s Senior Exhibition each year.

For additional information about Marywood University’s Top-Ranked Graphic Design Program, please visit, or call the Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234. For additional information about the Animation Career Review Top 10 Graphic Design School Programs in the state, please visit