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Combined Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies in Graphic Design and Master of Education in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies

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Why Choose Graphic Design and Instructional Design and Learning Technologies?

If you’re interested in both graphic design and education, the Combined Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies in Graphic Design and Master of Education in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies is the perfect program to launch your career.  

This program will equip you with skills in both graphic design and instructional design, preparing you for a career in design, education, or both. You will develop a foundation in design principles, techniques, and software applications, and in instructional design and learning technologies, e-learning, and learning management systems. 

With the ability to create visually compelling designs and to communicate clearly, you’ll be empowered to start a journey of creativity, innovation, and educational impact. 

Contact Information

Instructional Design 
Sheri Stover, Ph.D.


The training and development field is expected to employ 42,100 jobs and is growing at 11 percent each year, faster than the average for most occupations. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has rated the job prospects for training and development managers as favorable due to the continual need to train the workplace

Instructional designers either lead a team or are part of a team that develops educational training programs and eLearning classes for corporate, educational (K-12 and higher education), government, or not-for-profit environments. Instructional design is a new, innovative field, and our graduates have been highly successful in gaining employment after completing the program. 

The College of Health, Education, and Human Services has provided a dedicated career consultant to assist you in connecting your major to a career. The career consultant focuses on staying current on career trends in education, kinesiology and health, leadership, and human services. Our assigned career consultant is an extension of services offered through Wright State’s Career Services.  

Real-World Experience

Upon completion of the program, you will be equipped to pursue a range of career paths. You may find employment as a graphic designer, instructional designer, e-learning specialist, multimedia developer, or educational technology consultant. The combination of graphic design and instructional design expertise will give you a competitive edge in the job market with a unique blend of creative and educational skills. 

In addition to graphic design, you will delve into instructional design and learning technologies. You will explore the theories and methodologies behind effective instructional design, learning theories, and the integration of technology in educational settings. Through coursework and practical experiences, you can design engaging and interactive learning experiences that cater to diverse learners. 

Academics & Curriculum

View the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies in Graphic Design and Master of Education in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog. 


Admission Requirements

When admitted to combined programs, you must complete all requirements for both programs. You can use three graduate-level M.Ed. Instructional Design and Learning Technologies courses toward both degree requirements.

You will have both a graduate and an undergraduate transcript. Any courses taken for both degrees will appear on both transcripts. This allows for the calculation of separate GPAs. All relevant rules about GPAs and continued eligibility, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, use these calculations.

The admission requirements for the combined program are more rigorous than the master’s degree. Admission requirements for the combined degree include:

  • Must be a major in the undergraduate degree
  • Senior-level status
  • 3.2 cumulative grade point average in all undergraduate work, including undergraduate credits earned at other institutions and transferred to Wright State
  • Undergraduate advisor's approval for admission to the combined-degree program, and mandatory advising during each semester you are taking graduate credit toward the bachelor's degree
  • Complete the admission application
  • Formal admission to combined-degree status

Admission Process

No earlier than the end of your junior year, if you wish to pursue a combined B.T.A.S. in Graphic Design and M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies, you should complete an application to the Wright State College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies as well as an application for the combined degree program.

    Apply to Graduate Programs and Honors Studies

    Combined Graphic Design/IDL Program Application


    In addition to filling out the Graduate Programs and Honors Studies application, you must include a writing sample (under 1,000 words) explaining why you wish to become an instructional designer or take the IDL courses.

    Questions about the graduate school application? Contact:

    The College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies
    Location: 160 University Hall
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Phone: 937-775-2976
    Fax: 937-775-2453
    Email: wsugrad@wright.edu

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