Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Online Catalog 
2020-2021 Online Catalog

Graphic Design, A.A.

Program Description

Option offered through Liberal Arts

In this multidisciplinary degree, students are provided with a theoretical and practical understanding of the artistic as well as commercial area of graphic design. Students receive training in a wide range of activities including typography, publication design, computer-aided graphic design, and web design. Students create digital works using cutting-edge software, such as the Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Animate.

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

  • Distinguish the appropriate color and paper selection for print and non-print media;   
  • Create a portfolio that demonstrates competency in graphic design;
  • Demonstrate, both orally and in writing, the theoretical skills involved in creating visuals, combining images and typography;
  • Apply critical thinking skills and aesthetic essentials seen throughout the history of graphic design;
  • Utilize digital design software and website development tools to prepare graphic examples.

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

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