The two-year Graphic Design program is an intensive course of study that prepares students for entry-level jobs in design studios, advertising agencies, corporate in-house design departments and other businesses creating design, advertising and promotional content. Standards match job requirements that range from technical production abilities to high-level creative conceptualizing. The program curriculum incorporates industry design problems and projects to demonstrate student learning. Courses in design process and technology interact to deliver the skills necessary to successfully complete specific design projects. The design skills students master are applied to projects in multiple media including print, online, video, animation, motion graphics, and social media platforms.
Guided by a local advisory committee of professional designers, the program is constantly updated with the goal of placing students in entry-level design jobs. Throughout the program, there is ample opportunity for students to interact with professionals via field trips, guest lecturers, adjunct faculty and the Internet. At the end of the second year, students create professional portfolios of their work and complete internships at industry work sites.
Upon completing the Graphic Design AAS degree, students will:
The job market is competitive both nationally and locally. Graphic designers are employed at graphic design studios, advertising agencies, corporate in-house departments and publishing firms. Current students are given assistance in obtaining job interviews.
POTENTIAL POSITIONS INCLUDE: Graphic designer, art director, package designer, production designer, television graphics designer, web page designer, 3-D modeler, multimedia designer, and pre-press technician.
Disclaimer: The college cannot guarantee courses will be offered in the quarters indicated. During the period this guide is in circulation, there may be curriculum revisions and program changes. Students are responsible for consulting the appropriate academic unit or adviser for more current and specific information. the information in this guide is subject to change and does not constitute an agreement between the college and the student.