Two Degree Options; One Program.
We are proud to offer two degree options within the Visual Communications program: An Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Graphic Design, or Graphic Design with an option in Interactive Media. You apply to and are a part of the Visual Communications Program and all students take identical course loads the first two terms of the program. Towards the end of winter term during your first year you will meet in advising groups and determine your course of study.
Students earn both degrees over a three-year course of study. You may take any of the VC classes, but priority is given to students in a given track. All students will produce a digital and printed portfolio of work, including a personal web site and résumé in preparation for entering the job market. Participation in the annual portfolio show is a requirement for graduation.
The graphic design degree emphasizes ideas and creativity above all else, while also providing a firm technical foundation in software and production. Classes in design, drawing, photography, typography and layout form the basis for designers as they learn to solve communications challenges. Class content integrates work in icon and logo design, and image-making with print and interactive projects
Courses of Study
Interactive Media Option
Students can earn a degree in Graphic Design with an Option in Interactive Media. Students will develop skills in web design: visual design, HTML/CSS coding, and process. You will also be exposed to core graphic design skills, including typography, layout, and illustration. Student will produce a digital and printed portfolio of work, including a portfolio web site and résumé in preparation for entering the job market.