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JUMP INTO ADVERTISING AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

Learn design, advertising, illustration and digital/multimedia software by working with real clients on real projects, using state-of-the-art computer software.

Degree Options to Fit Your Career Goals:

  • Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
    Earn a valuable Advertising and Graphic Design Associate Degree in approximately two years.
  • Certificate
    Take a semester of Digital and Multimedia Design to gain key skills and earn one of several certificate options.
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Learn more about Advertising and Graphic Design.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Advertising and Graphic Design students learn by doing.

No need to worry about boring lectures. Three quarters of Advertising and Graphic Design study is computer-based, keeping you immersed in creative, high-tech software such as InDesign and Illustrator. Advanced classes work with at least one client on real advertising projects so you can build your professional resume and have a finished portfolio by the time you graduate. Prospective graduates even present their portfolios to business clients, often leading to job interviews.

Advertising and Graphic Design graduates earn $33,000-$35,000 yearly.

(With 5 years experience. Contingent on economy and geographic location)

What you'll learn

  • Advertising Technique
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Digital/Multimedia Software
  • Video Production
  • Client Relations

Jobs you'll qualify for

  • Advertising firms and newspapers
  • Printing companies, sign shops
  • Packaging and label-making companies
  • Self-employed graphic designer
  • With advanced experience graduates can become an Art Director or Creative Director at an ad agency

Curriculum plans for all levels

We know everyone is starting this journey from different places. That's why each plan is outfitted with specific courses to help you achieve your goals in your own time-frame.

Associate

Take the deepest dive into Advertising and Graphic Design with a two-year Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Gain exposure in all areas of design, advertising and software to prepare for a lucrative career in the industry.

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Certificate

Looking for a great value option? Learn all of the Advertising and Graphic Design basics in as little as one semester to become certified for employment in design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation.

Work on creative projects on your own time, from the comfort of your own home.

You don’t have to be an artsy person. You can go in knowing nothing about the Adobe programs, and come out with everything. By the end of the program, you are a literal expert. The teachers go above and beyond helping you with anything that you really need.”

Quote from current Advertising and Graphic Design student Maria Marmolejo Reyes

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