This Art Institutes school is no longer accepting new students. Currently enrolled students can find out more about this school in the Catalog.
Graphic & Web Design

Graphic &Web Design

I'm ready to prove myself.

Nobody has to tell you that visual communication is becoming more and more interactive. And as the lines between graphic design and web design become less defined, employers are starting to look for both graphic designers with interactive skills and web developers with solid design skills. If you’re considering either direction, our Graphic & Web Design degree programs is the place to start. We’ll guide you through the fundamentals of visual communications in both disciplines. Then you’ll choose either a print or interactive concentration as you begin to work toward a future where you can do what you love. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be and pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty* who know what it takes to succeed in the real world.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty & instructors.

The Art Institutes program/s listed below are no longer accepting new students. Currently enrolled students can find out more about this program in the Course Catalog.

Degrees Offered

Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design

Quarter Credit Hours:
90
Timeframe:
6 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design

Outcomes
See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/535 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

1. Design: Graduates apply aesthetics and formal concepts of layout and design, including spatial relationships; communication effectiveness; interrelationships among imagery and text; balance; typography; and color theory.

2. Concept: Graduates apply design concepts to produce successful visual solutions to assigned problems.

3. Communication: Graduates articulate the vision behind their creative work and explain and defend their solutions.

4. Technical: Graduates apply skills in industry-specific computer software programs to produce concrete projects.

5. Professionalism: Graduates demonstrate an understanding of industry standards, professional practices and ethics in their work and self-presentation.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Quarter Credit Hours:
180
Timeframe:
12 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Outcomes

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/3450 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

1. Graphic design principles: Students will apply learning outcomes from foundation courses to graphic design problems.

2. Problem-solving: Students will develop original, professional-level solutions to graphic design problems based on appropriate research and within specified parameters such as, deadlines, audience, budget, construction and output considerations.

3. Technology: Students will use appropriate technology to produce professional examples of their work.

4. Critical thinking: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and critique graphic design.

5. Images: Students will generate original images in support of their design work.

6. Professionalism and professional practice: Students will develop an understanding of design business practices and professional expectations.

7. Communication: Students will use visual and verbal communication to present content and meaning effectively; they will possess oral and written skills to present concepts to employers, clients, and others; they will possess teamwork, collaboration, and negotiation skills.

8. Context: Students will understand the broader context of their work: social and historical, language, information systems, and finance.


Classroom Experience

I have the talent and the intensity. I just need the tools.

Both graphic design and web design are really about coming up with new approaches to solve problems. So you’ll start with the basics of both in areas like color, illustration, and image manipulation, then explore concept development and implementation courses. After your first year, you’ll choose a concentration. In Graphic Design, you’ll take a more traditional approach, studying product packaging, posters, art direction, and layout design. You’ll work on product packaging, posters, and interactive media, including web page design. You’ll work with professional technology, including image manipulation software and computer-aided design, then progress to art direction and strategies for designing a product, service, or message. If you choose Web Design, you’ll work across media platforms from mobile devices to desktop computers. This is screen-based visual communication involving interactive design and development using industry software, authoring systems and web scripting. You’ll explore emerging technology, work with audio and video, and more. See our gainful employment pages for possible careers that match the program that interests you.

What Will I Study?

Graphic & Web Design Study

I'm a visual problem solver. Let's get started.

The curriculum for each concentration is hands-on, rigorous, and well-rounded. It was designed by experienced industry and education innovators to emphasize the skills you’ll need to start you career. Beginning with common classes, then exploring concentration-specific areas, you'll study:

SHARED COURSES:
  • Color & Design Fundamentals
  • Image Manipulation
  • Traditional Typography
  • Layout & Concept Design
  • Web Page Scripting
  • Digital Illustration
  • Interactive Motion Graphics
GRAPHIC DESIGN CONCENTRATION:
  • Advertising Concepts
  • Form and Space, including Advanced Layout Design
  • Package Design
  • Business of Graphic Design
  • Publication Design
  • Art Direction
WEB DESIGN CONCENTRATION:
  • Information Architecture
  • Interface Design
  • Audio & Video
  • Design for Mobile Devices & Emerging Technologies
  • Web Page Design

I'm looking for my proving ground.

At The Art Institutes system of schools, creativity is our core, our calling, our culture. Our Graphic & Web Design degree programs are built on that creative foundation. It’s also built on our knowledge that a creative career is not for the faint of heart. Because it’s tough out there, it’s tough in here. But we temper the tough with the support you need to make your creativity marketable. We provide the mentoring and real-world experience you need to prevail, with faculty* who’ve worked in the field and internship possibilities at successful businesses. Here, you’ll be encouraged and expected to be bold. To take risks. To push yourself and the people around you. So if your heart is telling you that you belong in a creative field, you belong here. It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever love.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

 

Miami International University of Art & Design alumni Marlon Munoz I'm challenged by the opportunity to take my ideas and bring them to life. Marlon Munoz
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Miami International University of Art & Design, 2008