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.

Visual communication skills are developed within the constraints of time, budget, and technology. These solutions may include a variety of print based and digital media materials.

The Associate in Fine Arts degree program in graphic design will challenge students and prepare them to transfer to a four-year Bachelor of Fine Art programs while still supporting students who seek career positions such as entry-level designers, freelance designers, and print production artists.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Use the basic tools and techniques of the graphic designer;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the elements and principles of two and three- dimensional design, color theory, drawing and art historical references;
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines and incorporate critique recommendations in the work;
  • Use computer technology in the execution of design projects;
  • Practice critical thinking skills through the production and evaluation of artwork;
  • Produce a portfolio demonstrating the ability to solve design problems.

Course requirements are available here.

Admission Requirements

Proof of High School Graduation

Scholarship Information

Delaware County Community College's Educational Foundation awards approximately $300,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholarship has its own criteria for eligibility established by the donor. The application period for scholarships each year runs from mid-February to mid-April.

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Start Date

Every semester.

  • Fall Semester: Late August;
  • Spring Semester: Early January;
  • Summer Semester: Late May
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Sep 2020
2 - 3 years
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Associate in Fine Arts, Graphic Design