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Graphic Design Occupational, A.S. Career/Tech

Associate of Science Career/Tech

About This Degree

Program Number

2700

Estimated Program Length

2 Years

Location

Vincennes Campus

Contact

rwise@vinu.edu

812-888-4465

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The Graphic Design Occupational Program prepares students to be creative, employable graphic designers while earning a two-year A.S. Degree. This Program is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Individual creative development, artistic expression and visual problem solving with emphasis on production and technical skills required by employers in today’s graphic design profession are stressed. All the courses within the major are completely hands-on with current industry-standard applications, such as:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver 
  • Muse

Students will gain practical, real-world experience by working on a variety of print and web-based projects for actual clients around the campus and the community. Students will design:

  • Logos
  • Posters
  • Brochures
  • Websites
  • Magazine Page Layout
  • Advertising Layout
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • Portfolio Development

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Graphic Design Program find employment with a variety of companies, such as:

  • Design Studios
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Apparel design companies
  • Screen-printing and Sign Companies
  • Book, Magazine and Newspaper Publishers
  • In-house design for manufacturing companies, hospitals and universities
  • Self-employed freelance graphic designers

What Our Students Say

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"Coming to VU developed my sense of accomplishment and heightened my skill set. I was able to work with clients in my classes and at an on-site internship, giving me a jump start to enter the workforce confidently."

Audra Adams