Graphic Design

Graphic Design, A.A.S. (VC01)

Graphic Design program is committed to further excellence in design as a broadly-defined discipline. The areas represented in the profession range from publication design to the newer disciplines of interaction design, experience design, and motion graphics. Design can be incorporate the use of illustration, iconography, and branding, but is not limited to these devices. Through a combination of various hands-on experiences students are provided with an excellent foundation in both traditional and digital mediums.

This program encourages the selection of electives in art and design to build a strong professional base. 

Careers in the field

Freelance Graphic Designer, Computer Art and Design, Animation, Web Design, Magazine Design, Record/CD Cover Design, Branding, Interactive Design, Type Design, Motion Graphics, Package Design, Film Titles, TV Graphics, Book Design, Corporate Identity, Game Design, Environmental Design, Information Design

Schools to transfer to

SUNY: University of Buffalo, Brockport, Fredonia, Oswego, New Paltz, Purchase; School of Visual Arts, Pratt, Parsons, Rochester Institute of Technology, Savannah College of Art and Design, Virginia Commonwealth, North Carolina State University, Massachusetts College of Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, and Carnegie Mellon

Specific skills learned

Typography, packaging, branding, computer graphics, graphics and image manipulation, vector drawing, commercial illustration, animation, and motion-graphics

Full-time faculty

Marj Crum • James Downer 

Coursework enhancement activities available

Student Art Association • Comic Creators Club • American Institute of Graphic Arts

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