The program provides instruction in industry standard hardware (Apple OSX) and software (Adobe’s Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge and Acrobat). Topics covered include color theory and color management, typography, layout and design, and digital asset management. Web design and packaging design are also addressed. Arts & Sciences curriculum supports both the students’ technical direction and enhances their oral and written communication skills, fundamental math skills and critical thinking ability. The course of study culminates in an industry internship or capstone project where the students gain on-the job experience.
Degree Information: Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Common Job Titles
Graphic Designer; Production Artist
Fame; Mello Smello; Periscope
National Median Salary
SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the
Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the
Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov