The University of Tennessee-Martin - Martin, TN | Tennessee Schools with Design Programs | Graphic Design

The University of Tennessee-Martin

School Summary
554 University Street
Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7000
Degree Type:
Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Campus Setting:
Town: Remote
Campus Housing:

About The University of Tennessee-Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin is located 45 miles from Jackson, which is situated mid-way between the large cities of Nashville and Memphis, TN. Martin offers a bucolic setting for study, along with the lower cost of living and safety of a small town. Natural beauty and recreational activities abound in the area, with state parks, forests and lakes with fishing, boating, hiking, and other options. Nearby Jackson welcomes visitors with big city amenities and small town hospitality, including a historic downtown with cafes and specialty shops, diverse dining options including international cuisines, festivals held year-round, and more.

The University's department of visual and theater arts offers the BFA in graphic design. Coursework includes two and three-dimensional design, graphic design applications, electronic imaging, digital photography, typography and page layout, interactive multimedia, advertising design, professional practices in design, and an internship in graphic design. Students present a portfolio of their works to a jury during their senior year. Students attend music, theater, dance performances, art exhibits, and other events to enrich their education.

The University offers a wide range of campus activities for students. The aquatic program offers recreational and instructional programs, a 5,000-square-foot fitness center featuring cardiovascular and strength training equipment, as well as an aerobics studio. The University has a large and active Greek community with a variety of social fraternities and sororities. Intramural sports include basketball, inner tube water polo, softball, indoor soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and golf. A number of student clubs and organizations provide even more social opportunities and include special interest groups, political, religious, ethnic, and professional organizations, as well as honor societies. Federal, state, institutional, department, and non-institutional financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study are available to qualified students. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the financial assistance office early to learn more about their financing options and to meet important deadlines.

The University of Tennessee at Martin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,