Associate of Applied Science | 64 credits
Academic and Career Advising
Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field. The Visual Art & Design department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Game Development, Graphic Communications, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Motion Graphics, Photography, and Web Design.
Students who elect to pursue an AAS Degree in Graphic Design will prepare themselves for entry-level work in various applications of visual art, graphic design and advertising. Integral parts of this program, which are necessary for employment in the graphic design field, include design creativity and proficiency in current computer programs.
Graphic designers are responsible for the creative concept, design, layout and execution of printed and digital materials such as ads, brochures, logos, annual reports, catalogs, signs, packaging, posters, mobile apps, banners, and websites, etc.
Students awarded a degree in Graphic Design may find jobs in a variety of industries such as: Graphic Design, Package Design, Advertising & Marketing, TV & Film, Book & Magazine Publishing, Printing, Paper, Web Design, Animation, Textile Design, Tradeshow & Exhibit Design, Game Design, Research and Public Relations, etc.
Positions may include: Creative Director, Art Director, Graphic Designer, Lettering Designer, Surface Pattern Designer, Web Designer, Mobile Publishing Designer, Production Artist, Production Manager, Prepress Department Technician, Paper Representative, Printing Representative, etc.
This AAS Degree is currently not transferable to four-year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design/Graphic Design Program is committed to general and pre-professional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis (See Utah System of Higher Education Institutions).
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Course fees: $185
The Graphic Design & Communications program is committed to using Open Educational Resources (OER) whenever possible.
Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.
Program Entry Requirements
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Recommended: Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with computers is essential.