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Graphic Design

Associate of Science

Design your future

An associate's degree in graphic design will provide you with the skills and professional etiquette needed to work toward a successful career. In this program, you'll have the opportunity to learn the latest graphic design techniques using advanced software. And you’ll learn this from dedicated faculty who are accomplished professionals in advertising, product design, branding, illustration and related fields.

Don't stop here. Continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree in graphic design to land the career you desire.

What you'll learn in the graphic design program

  • Basic graphic design skills
  • Digital art techniques
  • Typography and digital photography

Curriculum and requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated annual tuition

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Learning is more than sitting in a classroom 

Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning. 

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Graphic design curriculum

The associate graphic design program helps enhance the knowledge of digital art techniques. In this program, you will use digital publishing tools, vector manipulation, and image manipulation, and gain valuable experience within the classroom. The credits you earn in this program transfer to the B.F.A. in graphic design, where you will enhance your skills and advance your career.

Course preview

CGD 112 Basic Graphic Design
Understand the basic elements of design theory using imaginative thinking to solve communication problems. Classroom instruction and visual media provide an extensive introduction to professional design.

CGD 115 Raster Imaging I
Achieve basic knowledge and skills in Adobe Photoshop. The course emphasis is on photographic effects and techniques. These skills will be used as a tool for analyzing and creating various images to be used in design.

CGD 125 Digital Photography
Get an introduction to the fundamentals of photography and gain an understanding of photography as a tool for visual expression.

Graphic design jobs

Take your career to the next level by earning your B.F.A. in graphic design and be prepared for amazing careers like these:

  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Art director
  • Brand manager
  • Creative director
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