Applicants must have a diploma from a four-year professional school or a BFA, BA or BS degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Design applicants do not necessarily need to have a bachelor degree in graphic design/communications art to be eligible.

Applicant’s portfolio must demonstrate a proficiency in typography. This usually translates into either three years of undergraduate design education or one to two years of professional design experience. Applicants who do not meet these criteria are advised to take appropriate continuing education classes before applying.