Comments about Associate in Arts Degree in Graphic Design - At the institution - San Francisco - California
We live in an information society—surrounded by an ever-increasing number of words, pictures and sounds. The role of the graphic designer is to shape this information in a meaningful way, visualizing and communicating ideas in the most effective manner possible.
The Graphic Design major provides students with a strong foundation in the fundamental aspects of the designer's art. Students develop creativity and ideation skills. They learn the elements of communication design and then apply this knowledge to a wide range of design problems. Communication in all forms—visual, verbal and written—is stressed. The program has a unique, hands-on approach, integrating conceptual design studies with traditional and digital tools and production methods.