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.
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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 graduates 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.