Students who receive an A.A.S. in Graphic Design will possess the knowledge and skills needed to create and communicate ideas visually. The curriculum is designed to provide students up-to-date, industry-standard design education and computer training making them highly employable in today’s workforce. A wide variety of occupations and industries benefit from the unique skills graphic designers possess, including but not limited to, specialized design services, advertising, public relations and educational institutions.
What You’ll Learn
The Graphic Design program emphasizes portfolio development through the study of principles and elements of design, typography, illustration, identity design, advertising design, web design and simulated real-world work situations. See the current advising sheet for more details.
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Credits Required: 61 hours
Credential Earned: Associate of Applied Science
Career backgrounds that utilize graphic design skills besides the expected specialized design positions include public relations, administrative, IT support and marketing to name a few. Program graduate will have the skills needed for a variety of positions, including but not limited to, specialized design firms, advertising, public relations and educational institutions. Despite the economic climate, the job outlook for graphic designers remains strong.