The Associate of Fine Arts in Visual Arts-Graphic Design Option prepares students who intend to transfer to Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) programs at four-year institutions and professional schools of art. In this A.F.A. program, students pursue rigorous training and art education in the graphic arts. There are well-equipped studios and computer systems to support this major.
This program focuses on concepts of design, drawing and design skills and the use of the computer as a graphic art tool. It is intended for students who wish to pursue careers as graphic designers, commercial artists and computer artists.
Graduates are able to:
outline key aspects of the graphic designer profession
experiment with concept development and visual planning strategies toward creative solutions to design problems
use bitmap, vector and layout software applications in completing finished design projects
identify major design movements and influences from historic, cultural and social perspectives
analyze and critique student, professional and historical design products
demonstrate technical and artistic development throughout a design portfolio
investigate careers in the graphic design profession