Art - Design: Graphic Design/Visual Communication Emphasis (AS)
Associate of Science Transfer
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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.
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.