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Graphic Design, AAS - CIP Code: 50.0409

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A 30 10 0

Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50361

The Graphic Design curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design profession which emphasizes design, advertising, marketing, and illustration for printed and digital media.

Students will be trained in the creative process and application of design principles for advertisements, branding, corporate identity, layouts, typography, visual assets, custom graphics, self-promotional material, and preparation of files for printed and digital distribution.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with design, branding, advertising agencies, signage and printing companies, organizations with in-house marketing operations, freelance work, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Advertising and Graphic Design degree, the graduate should be able to:

  • Prepare visual communications using the appropriate software
  • Prepare traditional and electronic designs, layouts, comprehensive proofs, storyboards, illustrations
  • Create projects
  • Direct illustration and photography

Total Credits: 15-16

Total Credits: 16

Summer Semester I

Total Credits: 9

Total Credits: 15

Spring Semester II

Total Credits: 11-13

Total credit hours required for degree: 66-69


1. Major Elective

Take one course from the following:

2. Graphic Design Technical Electives

Choose one course from the following:

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Pick List


* A student must complete the pre-requisite courses with a minimum grade of “C” or better before advancing to the next course.

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