Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design

In this curriculum, students study graphic design from its earliest historical roots as a method of visual communication, to modern, interactive multimedia. Students will also learn about designing for print while they explore the new media fields of web design, multimedia and animation..

The Briarcliffe AAS in Graphic Design enables students to explore the diverse tools, methods and social roles design has played in society, while focusing on the contributions of graphic design to social interaction and the significant contributions designers have made to our culture.

In our Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design, students can obtain a broad introduction to the theory and practice of graphic design, including the practical applications of exciting industry-standard computer technology in supporting the graphic designer's creativity and ability to problem solve.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation: Briarcliffe College is accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Higher Education Accreditation.

Programmatic Accreditation: The Graphic Design program is not programmatically accredited.

The New York State Board of Regents also authorizes Briarcliffe to offer Diploma, Associate degree and Bachelor's degree programs.

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Some of the required courses in this program include:.

  • Survey of Design Concepts
  • Survey of Painting and Drawing Programs
  • Page Layout I
  • Digital Imaging I
  • Figure Drawing
  • History of Graphic Design

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online:

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