See also Computer Gaming and Simulation AAS and Digital Media and Web Technology AAS
There are several degree options offered in graphic design: the Digital Animation AAS, the Graphic Design AAS, the Graphic Design for Web and Interaction AAS, and the Illustration AAS. In addition, three certificates are offered: the Digital Animation Certificate, the Graphic Design for Web and Interaction Certificate, and the Graphic Design with Digital Tools Certificate.
Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, and multimedia artists create the images that inspire and inform today's media savvy consumers. In the gaming industry, animators, illustrators, and graphic designers bring static images to life using sophisticated software applications. In businesses, they design and create nuts-and-bolts items like logos, packaging designs, web, interactive, and printed communications.
These degrees prepare the student for employment in the field of graphic communication. Emphasis is placed on the creative application of design principles and problem solving in graphic design and communication, using both traditional and industry standard digital tools. You will learn the art of creating logos, brochure and publication design, page layout and typography for print, web, and interactive applications, as well as creating illustrations and digital animation.
Appropriate courses may be used toward development of marketable skills, for vocational interests, or for possible transfer to a four-year institution. A student interested in any of the AAS or Certificate curricula should consult an academic adviser in the Media Arts & Technologies Department.