The associate degree curriculum in graphic design prepares students for entry into the broad field of visual communication, with an emphasis on the development of problem solving in the practical application of graphic design. These applications include design for the print media, advertising, architectural and environmental graphics, packaging, logos, corporate identity, the web and other electronic media, using both digital media tools as well as traditional hand skills.
Degree Program A emphasizes skills for entry level employment in advertising agencies print houses, design studios, freelance work and related businesses. It also enables students to enter a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree or into a professional art school with a graphic design emphasis. Degree Program B is specifically geared for students to transfer to a state university leading to a baccalaureate degree with more intense study of graphic design skills and applications. Completion of this associate degree also provides for entry into a profession in a variety of areas: e.g., advertising agency, printing house, design studio, freelance work and related businesses.