Graphic designers work for advertising agencies, design studios, local businesses, corporate offices, public relations departments or as freelancers. Using computer software to create digital illustrations and layouts, they produce advertisements, brochures, magazines and other materials.
What Will I Learn?
The mission of the Graphic Design program is to provide students with industry-relevant and competency-based academic programs built on a solid art and design foundation that will prepare them for transition to a four-year college or university, or entry-level employment in graphic design production and related fields.
The AAS degree in Graphic Design, begins with the foundations courses: Drawing, 2d and 3d design; and progresses with the study of Typography, Digital Imaging, Layout & Composition, Digital Illustration and Corporate Identity.
What Degree/Certificate Will I Receive?
What is Unique About Our Graphic Design Program?
The student completing the AAS degree in Graphic Design will have a working entry-level, print and digital portfolio to give them an advantage as they enter the design industry or to use in demonstrating competencies for admission to a four-year college or university.
What Are My Career Opportunities?
Career opportunities may include positions as a production artist or entry-level designer working with graphics, digital illustration, page layout, research, environmental design and print media.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, graphic designers make a median salary of $46,900 per year. Although a bachelor’s degree is preferred, graphic designers can become employed with an associate degree. Many graphic designers work as freelancers.