2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Art Degrees

2020 Most Affordable Art & Design Bachelors Degrees Badge

Ranked by affordability, these 11 schools all offer online low-cost bachelor's degrees in art & design. Southern New Hampshire University Online, ranked #1, offers an online BA in Graphic Design and Media Arts for only $9,600 per year. In the #2 spot is Liberty University, offering a tuition rate of $11,700 per academic year. Multiple degree programs are available, including a BFA in Graphic Design and a BFA in Studio & Digital Arts: Graphic Design.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online master's in art & design degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $9,600
# 2 #2 $11,700
# 3 #3 $13,454
# 4 #4 $13,600
# 5 #5 $14,130
# 6 #6 $14,850
# 7 #7 $15,000
# 8 #8 $16,058
# 9 #9 $21,600
# 10 #10 $24,750
# 11 #11 $28,890
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes: 3-D Art and Design; 3-D Modeling and Animation; Creature Design; Environment Design; Game Art and Development Capstone; Intro to Digital Sculpting

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA Digital Photography
  • BA Advertising
  • BA Game Art & Development
  • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts
  • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts - 3D Modeling & Animation
  • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts - Web Design
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Example Classes: Advanced Typography; Digital Photography; History of Graphic Design; Interactive Publication; Publication Design; Vector Illustration

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BFA: Graphic Design
  • BFA: Studio & Digital Arts: Graphic Design
  • BS: Information Technology: Gaming Design
  • Annual Tuition: $13,454
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes: 3D Printing and Fashion; Apparel Product Development; Dress and Culture; Fashion Design: Illustration; Fashion Retail Management; Textile Analysis

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Merchandising & Design
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Merchandising & Design - Product Development
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Merchandising & Design - Visual Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising & Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising & Design - Product Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising & Design - Visual Merchandising
  • Annual Tuition: $13,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Branding; Identity Design; Interactivity Basics; Publication Design; Single Page Design; Website Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design - BA
  • Annual Tuition: $14,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes: Advertising Design; Digital Illustration; Digital Imaging; Publication Design; Typography; Web Publishing and Social Media

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
  • Annual Tuition: $14,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes: 3D Animation; Arts Entrepreneurship; Concept Design; Design with Photoshop; History of Games and Critical Theory; Level Design

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Art and Design
  • BA in Game Design
  • BA in Game Design - Game Art
  • BA in Pre-Art Therapy
  • BFA in Art and Design - Digital Art
  • BFA in Art and Design - Graphic Design
  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Example Classes: Advanced Digital Animation Techniques; Digital Storytelling; Entrepreneurship in New Media; Theory of Digital Media Protocols; Wearable and Mobile App Development; Writing for Interactive Media

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Digital Arts and Sciences
  • Annual Tuition: $16,058
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Animation Sound Design + Video Editing; Business, Ethics + Copyright for Animation; Creative Visualization; Design: Stills to Motion; Digital Painting for Film + Games; Tools + Techniques of Contemporary Animation

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation - 2D Animation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation - 3D Animation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education - Animation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education - Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education - Illustration
  • Annual Tuition: $21,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes: Graphic Design Applications; Presentation to the Community; Studio Synthesis; Techniques of the Web; Topics in Film and Media Studies; Visual Language: 3-D Design

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts
  • Annual Tuition: $24,750
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes: Character Rigging; Environment Art; Game Animation; Game Usability; Level Design; Texturing

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Game Design Art
  • Annual Tuition: $28,890
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Book Arts; Composition & Painting; Intermediate Figure Drawing; Printmaking; Silkscreen; Still Life Painting; Watercolor Painting

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.Arch. in Architecture
  • BA in Architectural Design
  • BFA in Animation & Visual Effects - 3D Animation
  • BFA in Animation & Visual Effects - Career Interest in Animation Generalist
  • BFA in Animation & Visual Effects - Career Interest in Animation Producing
  • BFA in Animation & Visual Effects - Career Interest in Compositing