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Prospective students can advance their education by earning an associate’s degree. This course of study generally takes two years when students are enrolled in classes full time. What is an Associate of Applied Science in Design? This associate’s degree will cover classes in high-end software and teach students the many aspects of design, such as texture, light, and modeling. There may… Read more

Prospective students can advance their education by earning an associate’s degree. This course of study generally takes two years when students are enrolled in classes full time.

What is an Associate of Applied Science in Design? This associate’s degree will cover classes in high-end software and teach students the many aspects of design, such as texture, light, and modeling. There may also be classes on filming live action footage and character composition for animation. There may also be other types of art classes available as options. Students should expect other computer-related classes along with math and science subjects. Graduation requirements may also include general education classes and electives.

There are many benefits to earning an Associate of Applied Science in Design. A degree will help graduates find a higher paying job than those without higher education. More job opportunities are also available to those with an associate’s degree.

The cost of an Associate of Applied Science in Design will vary depending on the institution offering the course. Length of study and area of focus will also determine the cost of a student’s education. Those interested should contact their prospective schools for information on tuition and fees.

A degree in design can open up the doors for several career opportunities. There are jobs in television and film, as well as interactive media. Other positions that graduates can pursue include graphic designer, web designer, art director or layout artist. Computer artists and illustrators often have a design degree. Graduates can build a career in technical and creative fields using the skills and knowledge they obtain during their education.

After prospective students find a school and program that meets their needs, they can apply in any number of ways, including online. 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
08 Sep 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
 

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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
 
Pima Community College
Tucson, USA +6 More

Prepare for a career in television, film, video or other media. Courses cover filming, editing, production, design, lighting, script writing and photography. Students also hav ... +

Prepare for a career in television, film, video or other media. Courses cover filming, editing, production, design, lighting, script writing and photography. Students also have internship opportunities. Students seeking to transfer into a digital/film arts program at a university should pursue an Associate of Arts degree... -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Illinois Valley Community College
Oglesby, USA

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CAD or CADD) technicians use special computer software programs to create drawings and sketches. They may draw objects ranging from simple ... +

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CAD or CADD) technicians use special computer software programs to create drawings and sketches. They may draw objects ranging from simple parts to complex building designs or even small electronics components. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Flint Hills Technical College
Emporia, USA

Students completing the program will gain cross-platform skills and a complete understanding of the production pipeline (workflow process), including digital video production, ... +

Students completing the program will gain cross-platform skills and a complete understanding of the production pipeline (workflow process), including digital video production, interactive presentations, and media for multiple formats/devices and web content. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
South Central College
North Mankato, USA

As a student in the Graphic Communications program, you will be developing the creative side of yourself while carrying out your creativity in an actual production setting. Th ... +

As a student in the Graphic Communications program, you will be developing the creative side of yourself while carrying out your creativity in an actual production setting. The program offers training and instruction for students interested in graphic design, graphic production, web design, and animation media. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
Morrison Institute of Technology
Morrison, USA

Engineering technology with a Drafting & Design Specialization focuses on mechanical design, material application, and properties. Experiences in manufacturing processes s ... +

Engineering technology with a Drafting & Design Specialization focuses on mechanical design, material application, and properties. Experiences in manufacturing processes such as injection moulding and small lot casting operations are supported by instruction in AutoCad, Unigraphics CAD, including virtual tools such as finite element analysis (FEA), surface and assembly modelling. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Black Hawk College
Moline, USA +1 More

The curriculum is rooted in a strong foundation of basic drawing and design skills, with classroom exercises providing a practical and theoretical experience. Students develop ... +

The curriculum is rooted in a strong foundation of basic drawing and design skills, with classroom exercises providing a practical and theoretical experience. Students develop strong skills and technical knowledge using various software programs, and experience with digital cameras, downloading images, scanning, printers, and digital prepress considerations. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Arkansas State University - Beebe
Beebe, USA +4 More

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) is a hands-on based degree program using a wide variety of CADD software packages, including Autodesk products like AutoCAD, Civil 3D ... +

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) is a hands-on based degree program using a wide variety of CADD software packages, including Autodesk products like AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Inventor, and Revit, Dassault Systèmes' SolidWorks, and Creo (formerly known as ProEngineer). -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Mesa Community College
Mesa, USA +1 More

Our Web Design and Development program provides a foundation in graphic design, storyboarding, scripting, UI/UX, content management systems, and e-commerce solutions. With a s ... +

Our Web Design and Development program provides a foundation in graphic design, storyboarding, scripting, UI/UX, content management systems, and e-commerce solutions. With a solid base from which to grow, you can then specialize and develop your skills in diverse areas like digital image creation and manipulation, audio and video editing, character animation, database integration, programming, server administration, mobile app development, and more. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Northern Oklahoma College
Tonkawa, USA

The Digital Media Animation and Design program is designed to provide new opportunities for creative artists in the growing field of digital media. This direct-to-workforce pr ... +

The Digital Media Animation and Design program is designed to provide new opportunities for creative artists in the growing field of digital media. This direct-to-workforce program will prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate their ideas through the area of advanced computer graphics. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
United Tribes Technical College
Bismarck, USA

The Graphic Design department at United Tribes Technical College is committed to encouraging and helping students to develop skills necessary for employment or self-employment ... +

The Graphic Design department at United Tribes Technical College is committed to encouraging and helping students to develop skills necessary for employment or self-employment in the Graphic Design field. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
 

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