Why Choose Art & Graphic Design?


This degree program is ideal for creative individuals who have an interest in pursuing a career involving art. Students will gain a solid foundation of knowledge in art and art history. In addition, they will learn color theory and the principles of design, acquire enhanced technical and perceptual skills, use current technology as it applies to the arts, and develop critical thinking skills and a visual arts vocabulary.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will have developed a portfolio for entry into immediate employment or transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education. Graduates may find employment as art administrators, art educators, graphic artists, web designers and more.

 

What Type of Program Are You Looking For?

Art, A.S. (026)

This degree program is ideal for creative individuals who have an interest in pursuing a career involving art. Students will gain a solid foundation of knowledge in art and art history. In addition, they will learn color theory and the principles of design, acquire enhanced technical and perceptual skills, use current technology as it applies to the arts, and develop critical thinking skills and a visual arts vocabulary.

Digital Design, Certificate (176)

This certificate program, which can be completed entirely online, focuses on digital graphic design, digital photography and digital imaging, and is designed to develop the technical and aesthetic skills required for entry-level positions in the print or web design field. The digital-based coursework includes the development of visual communication, technical and perceptual skills; principles of design and color theory; current technology as it applies to the arts; and the rendering of 2D forms. Graduates may find employment in the technical career field as production artists, graphic designers, illustrators, desktop publishers, web developers, Adobe certified users or freelance designers.

Graphic Communications, A.S. (374.3)

Perfect for individuals who are both technical and creative, this program teaches students how to develop an innovative portfolio of conceptual design projects suitable for presenting to potential employers. Students will acquire the aesthetic and technical skills necessary for entry-level positions in the print or web design field.

Graphic Design, Certificate (376.3)

Offering a concentration of traditional and digital courses, this certificate program is designed for individuals who are seeking to develop graphic design skills or who wish to supplement existing skills. Coursework includes foundational design and drawing courses, as well as digital courses, for the development of visual communication, technical and perceptual skills; principles of design and color theory; current technology as it applies to the arts; and the rendering of 2D forms.

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