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Art - Design: Graphic Design/Visual Communication Emphasis, A.S. Transfer

Associate of Science Transfer

About This Degree

Program Number

2100

Estimated Program Length

2 Years

Location

Vincennes Campus

Contact

rwise@vinu.edu

812-888-4465

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Art - Design: Graphic Design/Visual Communication, Transfer

Available on the Vincennes campus

Graphic designers use images and type to convey ideas in exciting and engaging design works. Graphic Design is a specific field in which a “graphic designer” employs image and type to organize visual elements and text effectively and clearly using a concept. Visual Communication is a more general field in which a “designer” uses letterform and visual elements, such as color and shape, to communicate visually and verbally a specific message.

A “graphic artist” then mechanically reproduces the art made by design artists for mass printing. The intent of this visual arts program is to function as the first two foundation years of a four- or five-year “design” curricula at another institution after completing the A.S. degree requirements.

This program may be used as the basis for many design specific fields, such as illustration, typographic design, computer graphics, multi-media, web design, product and package design, interior design, textile design, art direction, publication and poster design. Continuation toward an advanced degree such as a B.F.A. or M.F.A., highly enhances one’s career opportunities in design. Vincennes University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

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A Two-Year Program Leading to the A.S. Degree

This program is for students interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design or Visual Communication. It serves as the first two years for bachelor’s degree “design” curricula at other institutions into which students may transfer. Majors use industry standard design software to create and publish a variety of design works including posters, brochures, logos, illustrations and social awareness campaigns. This program may be used as the basis for many design specific fields, such as computer graphics, web design, product design, publication design, illustration, display design, surface design, and corporate identity design. Continuation toward an advanced degree such as a B.F.A. or M.F.A., highly enhances one’s career opportunities in design. Vincennes University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, NASAD.

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What Our Students Say

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"VU graphic design professors gave me the one-on-one attention that I needed and the program was very helpful when I transferred to ISU."

Brandi Wagner