Associate of Applied Science - 69 Credits
About the Program
The Graphic Design program prepares students to creatively, ethically, and responsibly work in a variety of graphics, advertising, and web-related jobs at the entry level for the profession and provides continuing education opportunities for employed graphic designers.
Graphic Design students should consider also enrolling in the Digital Media Arts Advanced Technical Certificate. The additional two courses required for this certificate, Digital Video and Compositing & Visual Effects, may be taken as electives or after completion of the Graphic Design Program.
Graphic designers create art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings serving commercial clients, such as major corporations, retail stores, and advertising, design, and publishing firms. Graphic designers use a variety of print, electronic, web, and film media to create designs that meet client needs. They develop the overall layout and design of magazines, newspapers, journals, corporate reports, Internet web pages, and other publications. Many graphic designers work on a freelance project-by-project arrangement while working on a contract basis with other companies.
Financial Aid Eligible
This program is eligible for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further details.
- Apply the principles of design to develop strategic marketing and communication products and services.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of design software, tools, and technology.
- Implement creative solutions from concept through completion using a formal process.
- Apply effective legal and ethical business practices and project management skills.
- Communicate artwork rationale in formal and informal settings.