Design your future
An associate's degree in graphic design will provide you with the skills and professional etiquette needed for 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.
What you'll learn in the graphic design program
- Basic graphic design skills
- Digital art techniques
- Typography and digital photography
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. You will also be responsible for creating a customized portfolio to communicate ideas visually.
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
An associate's degree in graphic design opens doors to multifaceted career
opportunities. Together with your talent and skills, you’ll be
prepared for amazing careers like these:
- Graphic designer
- Art director
- Brand manager
- Creative director