Visual communication plays a vibrant, essential role in our culture and everyday experience. Are you ready to turn ideas into images? The Sessions College Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Graphic Design degree provides a thorough creative and technical online training in everything that designers do. You'll immerse yourself in color, typography, and layout, and learn to navigate Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign with ease, as you gain experience an array of branding and print design projects. Discover your strengths and develop a strong portfolio, working with our faculty of professional designers.
The Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Graphic Design program is a 2-year fully online program. Classes start in January, May, and September. Credit transfer is welcome and part-time schedules are available.
Progam requirements include 54 credits in art/design and 18 credits in general education. Your onramp to the industry includes a design business course, capstone project, and final portfolio review. Click to view course information below.
Foundation studies develop proficiency in the traditional elements of art and design. Software and coding classes build skills in contemporary design tools and technologies for digital imaging, illustration, layout, and Web publishing. First-year courses introduce you to drawing, photography, Web publishing, and general education.Online graphic design degree students are expected to present their work in a final portfolio review. Student work by Rebeccah Robinson.
An integrated general education curriculum helps you develop proficiency in critical thinking and written communication as well as a foundation in psychology, business, computer technology, writing, and art history. Building a foundation for lifelong learning is essential to the college experience, and general education concepts play an important role in your design coursework.
In the second year of the program, you will dig deeper into the tools and techniques that are essential to print designers. Graphic Design majors develop a professional design process as they explore a range of media including layout projects, print production, packaging, and branding and marketing concepts. An elective course allows for further exploration of Web design or digital media.
The program wraps up with studies in design business and portfolio building as well as a live online portfolio review and a capstone project. The AOS program is one of the most rigorous, career-focused graphic design degree programs available. Read More