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Official Catalog January 2021 
Official Catalog January 2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design, AAS

CIP Code: 50.0409
New York Hegis Code: 5012

Program: GRAD

Bryant & Stratton College’s Graphic Design program focuses on the creative thinking and conceptual problem solving abilities to communicate messages to the public in order to inform, persuade, and sell. Students explore the synthesis of type, image, color, and layout to design and produce effective communication pieces. Students apply industry-standard design software to produce web sites, identity systems, annual reports, package designs, and a variety of print collateral materials.

Professional graphic designers teach many of the graphic design courses. The instructors work with the students to ensure hands-on practical learning through “real-world” projects.

Graduates of the program may seek employment in areas such as advertising agencies, graphic design firms, newspapers, and publishing firms. They will also possess the skills necessary to manage freelance careers.

Graduates of this degree plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:

  • Interpret, prioritize, and organize concepts into complete advertising and/or graphic design presentation for print and web.
  • Critique their own design work and the design work of others.
  • Work effectively as part of a design team.
  • Utilize manual and industry standard graphic design software to select, collect, and manipulate texts and images.
  • Communicate and negotiate effectively with producers and suppliers of design products.
  • Assemble a portfolio of finished work that is displayed in a professional manner.
  • Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
  • Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
  • Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
  • Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
  • Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.