The graphic design field is highly competitive for both salaried and freelance positions. There is a demand for artists with above-average talents and graphic art skills. Opportunities in the field range from entry-level layout and production to art director positions.
Demonstrated abilities are most often the key to obtaining a position in the graphic design field. JCCC has structured its graphic design program to help the student develop a comprehensive portfolio. The student's work will be critiqued by a team of professionals every semester. These professionals working in the field, along with the faculty, will help develop the student's skills in creative problem solving and in the use of materials, processes, tools and equipment. Outstanding studio and computer facilities are available for working on class projects. The two-year curriculum consisting of 71 credit hours leads to an associate of applied science degree.
Some GDES courses are typically offered in the fall semester only, and some courses are typically offered in the spring semester only. This information can be found under the relevant course descriptions.
Important: Please enroll in the CDTP sections identified in the credit class search as a Graphic Design Qualifier section. The content of these CDTP sections places emphasis on the Graphic Design career specific application of the Adobe Creative Suite to industry standards for print production and is reserved for students enrolling in the Qualifier semester courses.
It is recommended that you enroll in these five-week CDTP classes in sequence in the Qualifier semester.
(Major Code 2290; State CIP Code 50.0409)
Associate of Applied Science Degree
|ART 124||Design 2D*||3|
|GDES 120||Introduction to Graphic Design||3|
|CDTP 145||Desktop Illustration I: Illustrator||1|
|CDTP 135||Desktop Photo Manipulation I: Photoshop||1|
|CDTP 140||Desktop Publishing I: InDesign||1|
Total Program Hours: 68