Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog

Graphic Design, A.A.

Program Description

Option offered through Liberal Arts

This program is designed for students preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Students will be provided with an historical, theoretical, and comprehensive understanding of the broad application of graphic design. Students will have hands-on experience in creating graphic solutions for commercial use. Utilizing various skills and creative techniques including current computer software, students will be introduced to the various aspects of the graphic design field. Careers and opportunities in the graphic design field will also be addressed.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate, visually and in writing, an understanding of the theoretical skills involved in creating graphic visual solutions and the historical aspect of graphic design;

  • Create digital visual solutions in print and in multimedia that utilize a creative approach for producing graphic design solutions including images, typography, color, photography, sound, and motion;

  • Demonstrate, through oral and written communication, the ability to solve complex design problems utilizing various research methods and observational techniques;

  • Demonstrate, through oral and written communication, skills needed to work with clients throughout the process of design problem-solving, from research, design, and production to professionally presenting finished work;

  • Create a capstone project that will serve as the focus of a portfolio for print and digital media.

After Union County College

Graduates can transfer to a related program at a four-year college or university and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 16

Semester Total: 16

Second Year

Total Program Credits: 60

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information