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Graphic & Web Design

Graphic Design Associate of Applied Arts

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Program Overview

In the Graphic Design program, you'll study design, typography, and color theory. You’ll use industry-specific software to help you learn and create everything from logos and posters to packaging, Web sites, and corporate identity packages. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as advertising designer, computer artist, freelance artist, graphic designer, or layout artist.
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News and events

The Art Institute of Seattle Graduate in The Seattle Times The Art Institute of Seattle Graduate in The Seattle Times

(Seattle, December 2015) Mutsuko Soma, a 2003 graduate from The Art Institute of Seattle with a Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Arts degree, was featured in The Seattle Times regarding her handmade buckwheat soba noodles.

Mutsuko grew up in Japan, where her grandmother always made soba for the family. However, she soon realized that the high-quality soba flour in Japan often came from buckwheat grown in Washington. Mutsuko believes she is the only one on the West Coast serving the buckwheat noodles regularly at a restaurant.  Included below a link to the article that includes a video of Mutsuko making the fresh soba noodles at her Wallingford restaurant, Miyabi45th.

To read more:  http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/seattle-chef-specializes-in-a-rarity-handmade-buckwheat-soba-noodles/ 


The Art Institute of Seattle is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Seattle, 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA  98121-1642 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons

The Art Institute of Michigan is teaming up with the Rachael Ray Show to provide cooking lessons to the students enrolled at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. During filming of the Rachael Ray Show’s Thanksgiving episode, on Monday, November 16, Ray unveiled a completely renovated kitchen for the students, complete with new appliances and a study space. To help Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program get the most out of this new kitchen, The Art Institute of Michigan is going to provide four lessons/demos on healthy eating and nutrition at the gym throughout the next year. 

Three culinary instructors from The Art Institute of Michigan appeared on the show to announce the gift of the cooking lessons, and the episode will air Wednesday, November 25. In the Detroit area, please tune into WDIV-TV at 2pm. For additional times and channels, visit http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show-info/showtimes/.

For more information on Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, visit http://downtownyouthboxing.org/

Read more about the filming on Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/16/rachel-ray-laila-ali-downtown-detroit-boxing-gym/75905200/

The Art Institute of Michigan is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Seattle Graduate featured in Seattle Met Magazine & Independent Designer Runway Show The Art Institute of Seattle Graduate featured in Seattle Met Magazine & Independent Designer Runway Show

(Seattle, September 2015) Rana Ottaviani, a Bellevue designer and a 2006 graduate from The Art Institute of Seattle in Interior Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, was featured in Seattle Met Magazine regarding her participation in Bellevue Fashion Week’s fourth-annual Independent Designer Runway Show  at the Bellevue Collection.

From designing kids’ toys to working as a set designer on TV commercials, Rana Ottaviani’s career spans many channels. The Turkish-born designer used her experience in various mediums to debut a womenswear collection that features modern, eclectic and expertly crafted garments with European and Northwest influences.

Daniel Ressa, a 2015 graduate from The Art Institute of Seattle in Fashion Design with an Associate of Applied Arts degree, also participated in the show.


The Art Institute of Seattle is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Seattle, 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA  98121-1642 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Seattle Fashion Design Student in The Seattle Times The Art Institute of Seattle Fashion Design Student in The Seattle Times

(Seattle, September 2015) Daniel Ressa, a student at The Art Institute of Seattle, was mentioned in The Seattle Times article, Indie stars: Local designers take center stage during Bellevue Fashion Week. The article is about the upcoming Independent Designer Runway Show (IDRS) that takes place September 23 as part of Bellevue Fashion Week.  Mr. Ressa graduated in 2015 with an Associate of Applied Arts in Fashion Design and is currently working towards a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design degree. He was also “Fashion Designer of the Year” at The Art Institute of Seattle’s Runway District Fashion Show. 
http://www.seattletimes.com/shop-northwest/indie-stars-local-designers-take-center-stage-during-bellevue-fashion-week/


The Art Institute of Seattle is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Seattle, 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA  98121-1642 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Program Description

As students seek an associate’s degree in Graphic Design, they are taught about design, typography, and color theory. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in drawing, design, composition, color, and type. Students pursuing an associate’s degree in Graphic Design have the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment, using industry-related technology and software that prepares them for the rigors of working in the industry. They take courses on topics like layout, typography, and advertising. With an associate’s degree in Graphic Design, graduates are prepared to seek entry-level jobs like assistant designer, graphic designer, and web layout artist. Program Objectives Upon completion of this program, graduates will: • demonstrate competencies in industry-specific computer software programs within the context of producing concrete projects. This includes technical aspects of prepress, output, and quality reproduction, as well as web design. • incorporate aesthetics and formal concepts of layout and design. This includes spatial relationships; communication legibility and effectiveness; interrelationships among imagery and text; balance; typography; and color theory. • be able to verbally articulate the vision behind their creative work and explain and promote their solutions. • demonstrate professional presentation; articulation of knowledge of graphic design.
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