Advertising and Graphic Design - A30100

This program will prepare you for a career in advertising, graphic design and other related communication fields. Coursework will develop your skills in design, advertising, communication, illustration and preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials.

You will be trained in the development of concepts and designs for promotional materials such as newspaper and magazine advertisements, posters, folders, letterheads, corporate symbols and logos, brochures, booklets, preparation of art for printing, letteringand typography, photography and electronic media.

Career Outlook

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, department stores, a wide variety of manufacturing industries, newspapers, and businesses with inhouse graphics operations.


See the suggested course sequence below or look at the Advertising & Graphic Design degree checksheet.

General Education Courses
COM 110 Introduction to Communication
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
PSY 150 General Psychology

Major Core Courses
GRD 110 Typography
GRD 121 Drawing Fundamentals I
GRD 131 Illustration I
GRD 141 Graphic Design I
GRD 142 Graphic Design II
GRD 151 Computer Design Basics
GRD 152 Computer Design Tech I
GRD 241 Graphic Design III
GRD 280 Portfolio Design

Other Major Courses
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
GRD 160 Photo Fundamentals I
GRD 242 Graphic Design IV
GRD 265 Digital Print Production
GRD 281 Design of Advertising
GRD 285 Client/Media Relations
WBL 111 Work Based Learning I
WEB 111 Intro. to Web Graphics
WEB 140 Web Development Tools

Other Required Courses
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

Total Semester Hour Credits for AAS Degree 69

Related Program

Advertising and Graphic Design (certificate)