Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design (AAS)

Do you express yourself well through visual images? Do you have a flair for creating original designs? If so, a career in graphic design may be right for you. The International Academy of Design & Technology offers an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design degree program that can help you learn the skills and knowledge that can help you pursue career opportunities in the graphic design industry.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for graphic designers is expected to grow 13% from 2008 to 2018 as demand continues to increase from advertisers and design firms.* IADT's Graphic Design degree program can help you take advantage of these growing employment opportunities. We offer industry-current training that can help introduce you to the tools and techniques used to create effective visual communications.

Through IADT's Graphic Design degree program, you can learn to analyze graphic design needs and develop creative solutions. Through classroom instruction and hands-on training, you can develop a thorough understanding of color and design principles, composition, drawing techniques, computer imaging and illustration programs, and more.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in IADT’s Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design degree program.* Classes are led by instructors, many with relevant career experience.

•Web Design
•Introduction To Drawing
•Digital Illustration
•Digital Imaging
•Design Process
•Color Theory
•Graphic Design I
•Digital Layout
•Graphic Design II
•Graphic Design III

*Course curriculum is subject to change.


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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition, Graphic Designers, on the Internet at (visited October 12, 2010). This is a national estimate and conditions in your location may be different.