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Associate Degrees in Design Studies

An associate degree is typically earned by students who have recently graduated from high school or obtained their GED and are seeking to pursue a higher education. This degree is usually completed within two years from a technical, junior or community college, and generally within the first two years before continuing on to a bachelor's program. What is an associate degree in design studies? This… Read more

An associate degree is typically earned by students who have recently graduated from high school or obtained their GED and are seeking to pursue a higher education. This degree is usually completed within two years from a technical, junior or community college, and generally within the first two years before continuing on to a bachelor's program.

What is an associate degree in design studies? This program can have a focus on interior or furniture design, or visual arts, such as graphic design. Students can learn skills in designing, planning and decorating, with the goal to create an aesthetically appealing result. For visual fine arts, students may take courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, art history, printmaking and three-dimensional design. For students studying furniture making or interior decorating, courses may include space planning, architectural views, materials, furnishings, decorative arts and interior style.

There are many benefits to earning an associate degree, including the possibility of increasing your chances of earning a higher-paying job. This program can prepare students to land a career in design and equip them with industry-specific skills, as well as general skills in problem solving, organization, planning and project management.

Tuition costs and course fees will vary depending on the institution, country it is located and the student's course load. Interested students should contact the school directly to find out the associated costs.

While the jobs in the world of design are highly competitive, students who complete their coursework may find themselves in high demand for a variety of positions within the public or private sectors. Some possible positions include interior decorator, graphic designer or furniture maker. With additional education, graduates may find work at an art school, teaching commercial art, fine arts or art education.

Many institutions offer online courses or distance learning modules to benefit students who have limited access to the facility. There may also be part-time or full-time courses available. To take advantage of this opportunity, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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The New School

Communication design has never been more relevant than it is now. If you want to become a creative professional guiding the visual design, graphic design, or interaction desig ... +

Communication design has never been more relevant than it is now. If you want to become a creative professional guiding the visual design, graphic design, or interaction design industry, Parsons’ AAS Communication Design program (formerly called AAS Graphic Design) offers you a community in which to develop the conceptual foundation and skills you need. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Brookdale Community College
Middletown , USA

This program provides intensive, job-focused education in order to prepare students for entry-level positions in Interior Design. Career studies courses will provide training ... +

This program provides intensive, job-focused education in order to prepare students for entry-level positions in Interior Design. Career studies courses will provide training in the following categories: manual and computer-aided drafting skills, two- and three-dimensional visualization skills, space planning, universal design concepts, lighting and building systems, codes, historical developments in the built environment, trade information, and business practices. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay , USA

Creative design professionals combine artistic abilities with technical knowledge to create designs used in print and electronic media. During your studies, you will create, m ... +

Creative design professionals combine artistic abilities with technical knowledge to create designs used in print and electronic media. During your studies, you will create, maintain and present a professional portfolio showcasing your finest work. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
31 May 2021
Campus
 

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Glendale Community College
Glendale , USA

Because of the broad spectrum of design application within the field of Graphic Design it can be challenging to define what Graphic Design is or what a Graphic Designer duties ... +

Because of the broad spectrum of design application within the field of Graphic Design it can be challenging to define what Graphic Design is or what a Graphic Designer duties are within a professional environment. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Raritan Valley Community College
Branchburg , USA

The Associate of Fine Arts in Graphic and Interactive Design prepares students who intend to transfer to Bachelor of Fine Arts programs at four-year institutions and professio ... +

The Associate of Fine Arts in Graphic and Interactive Design prepares students who intend to transfer to Bachelor of Fine Arts programs at four-year institutions and professional schools of art. In this program, students pursue rigorous training and art education in two-dimensional graphics, new media and motion graphic arts. The College has well-equipped studios and computer systems to support this major. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Sullivan County Community College
Loch Sheldrake , USA

With the explosive growth of the web and strong demand in traditional publishing, the ability to design and produce attractive and effective digital and print graphic material ... +

With the explosive growth of the web and strong demand in traditional publishing, the ability to design and produce attractive and effective digital and print graphic materials provides an exciting and rewarding career. Designers able to work with the new media will find a wealth of opportunity. SUNY Sullivan has a tradition of graduating professionals who understand that good design and technical expertise combine to produce powerful results. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Delaware County Community College
Philadelphia , USA

The Associate of Fine Art degree program in graphic design teaches students how to develop design concepts and aesthetically arrange type and image in order to plan and produc ... +

The Associate of Fine Art degree program in graphic design teaches students how to develop design concepts and aesthetically arrange type and image in order to plan and produce intelligent visual communication solutions to client problems or self-authored work. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
Gateway Technical College
Elkhorn , USA +1 More

Graphic communications is a great career for creatively minded people who also enjoy computers and technology. Though the tools for design have changed from pen and paper to c ... +

Graphic communications is a great career for creatively minded people who also enjoy computers and technology. Though the tools for design have changed from pen and paper to computers and software, ideas and artistic skill are still important. If you are a creative person with technical savvy, this career is for you. After earning the associate degree, students can pursue a number of certificates that focus on areas such as digital photography and digital publishing. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Campus
Online
 
Henry Ford College
Detroit , USA

The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design provides a comprehensive foundation of study, emphasizing the development of theoretical, practical, and technical skills within the Gr ... +

The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design provides a comprehensive foundation of study, emphasizing the development of theoretical, practical, and technical skills within the Graphic Design field. -
Associate of Arts Associate Degrees
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
Online
 
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City , USA

The Graphic Design Degree program is devised to provide students with essential skills and knowledge to enter the exciting graphic arts field. Designers must possess a strong ... +

The Graphic Design Degree program is devised to provide students with essential skills and knowledge to enter the exciting graphic arts field. Designers must possess a strong sense of creativity, aesthetics, color, and detail, as well as a sense of balance, proportion, and professional design. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Lorain County Community College
Elyria , USA

Digital fabrication is a process that uses rapid prototyping and CAD/CAM software equipment to create objects from CAD drawings. The digital fabrication program gives you the ... +

Digital fabrication is a process that uses rapid prototyping and CAD/CAM software equipment to create objects from CAD drawings. The digital fabrication program gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an entry-level technician. You’ll get hands-on experience with both subtractive and additive digital fabrication tools for tasks such as prototyping, proof-of-concept exploration, and rapid tooling. You will also apply 2D, 3D, and electronics design to create integrated electro-mechanical systems. -
Associate of Applied Science Associate Degrees
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Snow College (Community College)
Ephraim , USA

Snow College Visual Arts offers a dynamic general education curriculum designed to provide all students with a holistic understanding of the principles of art which fashion th ... +

Snow College Visual Arts offers a dynamic general education curriculum designed to provide all students with a holistic understanding of the principles of art which fashion the visual world around us. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Green River College
Auburn , USA +1 More

Your education in the arts begins here. Green River College fosters an in-depth preparation for the study and creation of art.

Your education in the arts begins here. Green River College fosters an in-depth preparation for the study and creation of art. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Southern Technical College
Fort Myers , USA

Develop your creative flair and turn your artistic talents into a career with our Digital Design course. This program places an emphasis on developing your capacity for critic ... +

Develop your creative flair and turn your artistic talents into a career with our Digital Design course. This program places an emphasis on developing your capacity for critical thinking and helping you gain skills like perception, interpretation and inventiveness while you gain an understanding of digital design business practices. In the graphic design courses, you have the opportunity to learn industry standard... -
Associate Degree
Full-time
88 weeks
English
Campus
 
Manchester Community College
Manchester , USA

For those students seeking a professional career, the Visual Fine Arts associate degree program offers a transfer-oriented course of study that leads to enrollment in an art s ... +

For those students seeking a professional career, the Visual Fine Arts associate degree program offers a transfer-oriented course of study that leads to enrollment in an art school or other baccalaureate institution. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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