Graphic designers are creative people--they love to explore, see things in different ways, and have a strong desire to make the things we see and use around us in everyday life more beautiful.
In the Graphic Design program, students can earn an associates degree, a certificate or an endorsement. For additional program information and advising, please contact Greg Kammer.
Degree: AFA - Associate in Fine Arts
This is a full Associates degree with a minimum requirement of 90 credits. This program has a strong emphasis on print design. Courses include the Digital Illustration series, Graphic Design, Typography, Professional Projects and Publication Design.
Students will learn both the artistic design and technical skills needed in the graphics industry. They will become proficient with the computer equipment as well as the software, including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.
Projects include, posters and brochures, book layouts, corporate identity systems and illustrations, along with portfolio development. By the end of the program, each student will have a completed portfolio of their work.
For a complete list of classes, descriptions and requirements, see the program curriculum guide and college catalogue.
Certificate in Graphic Design
The certificate is composed of the "Emphasis Skills" portion of the Associate in Fine Arts degree mentioned above. There are 12 courses, including the Digital Illustration series, Graphic Design, Publication Design, and Typography. This allows students to study a wide range of design skills without committing to the entire two year degree program. Certificates can be earned in Graphic Design, Digital Illustration, and Web Design.
Endorsement in Graphic Design
The endorsement is a small group of courses that concentrates on one specific skill within the design field. The Graphic Design endorsement requires 3 classes, including the Graphic Design series and Typography. Endorsements can be earned in Graphic Design, Digital Illustration and Web Design.
Students successfully completing a degree or certificate with an emphasis in Graphic Design at EvCC will satisfy specific program outcomes that are common to the Visual Arts.