The two-year Graphic Design Program is an intensive course of study preparing students for entry-level jobs in design studios, advertising agencies, corporate in-house design departments and other businesses using computers to create design, advertising, web sites and promotional pieces.
The first year of studies emphasize design fundamentals, creative problem-solving, history, technology, and basic web development. First-year projects and exercises introduce students to printed, web, and interactive media.
The second year engages students in these subjects to advanced levels and introduces students to a variety of interactive media including animation, 3D modeling, advanced web development, social media.
The second year also includes opportunities for student to choose related skill sets to enhance their employment opportunities in the design field. These skill sets include but are not limited to advanced internet programming, digital photography, video production, social media marketing, journalism and fine art.
Students enter in the Fall quarter and proceed through six consecutive quarters. All students must apply for entry into the program.
Upon completing AAS degrees in Graphic and Web Design, students will…
- Qualify for entry-level jobs in the design industry. Students may find work in design studios, interactive studios, advertising agencies, corporate marketing departments, and other businesses involved in the creation and production of design and communication projects.
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of the design process as it is applied in industry.
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of design production, project workflow, and construction of digital files meeting industry standards.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply design concepts to a variety of print, web, and interactive media.
- Have created a portfolio, online or physical, to present their body of work to potential employers.
- Have opportunities to transfer to area universities and continue their education.
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