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Graphic & Web Design

Graphic Design Associate of Applied Arts

The Art Institute of Seattle can help you prepare for it.

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.
Graphic Design

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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Students need to meet all requirements. The Art Grant is not offered at all Art Institute schools and the grant amounts vary by location; check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

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There’s nothing like seeing our creative community for yourself. Meet our faculty, learn more about the technology you’ll use, and get acquainted with our support staff, including Career Services. You can either attend Open House or arrange for a personal tour.


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