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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
Campus
 
Los Angeles Pacific College
Los Angeles , USA

This comprehensive program provides a thorough understanding of, and proficiency with computer-aided design and prepares students to perform a variety of graphic tasks and pro ... +

This comprehensive program provides a thorough understanding of, and proficiency with computer-aided design and prepares students to perform a variety of graphic tasks and projects, including computer illustration, desktop publishing, digital imaging, and web design, using the latest in graphic communications technology. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny , USA

The Graphic Design AAS degree program explores the exciting and challenging field of graphic design while focusing on the industry's creative and technical aspects.

The Graphic Design AAS degree program explores the exciting and challenging field of graphic design while focusing on the industry's creative and technical aspects. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar , USA

The Graphic Design program is a design-based educational program that equips students with skills and materials necessary to compete for professional design positions upon gra ... +

The Graphic Design program is a design-based educational program that equips students with skills and materials necessary to compete for professional design positions upon graduation. Additionally, students are well-prepared to major in design, marketing, communications or journalism if they choose to continue their education. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
 
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Bentonville , USA

A Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technical specialist commonly works under the direct supervision of an architect, engineer, or as an independent design professional providing dr ... +

A Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technical specialist commonly works under the direct supervision of an architect, engineer, or as an independent design professional providing drafting and design services. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
St. Charles Community College
Cottleville , USA

Combining traditional art fundamentals with cutting-edge technology, the Graphic Design A.A.S. degree consists of comprehensive coursework that prepares students for various j ... +

Combining traditional art fundamentals with cutting-edge technology, the Graphic Design A.A.S. degree consists of comprehensive coursework that prepares students for various jobs, including Web design, video editing, computer animation, print production and others. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Northwest Kansas Technical College
Goodland , USA

The Computer Graphics Technology program is a comprehensive curriculum that merges art and technology into communication and commerce tools for businesses.

The Computer Graphics Technology program is a comprehensive curriculum that merges art and technology into communication and commerce tools for businesses. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
South Plains College
Levelland , USA

The Design Communications program introduces students to the basic competencies and knowledge required for entry into the graphic arts field. Training is production-oriented w ... +

The Design Communications program introduces students to the basic competencies and knowledge required for entry into the graphic arts field. Training is production-oriented with emphasis on print media, website design, video graphics, and multimedia presentation. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Rock Valley College
Rockford , USA

Students in the program are prepared for various jobs in the printing and publishing industry and related fields of graphic arts. The graphic arts industry is a major employer ... +

Students in the program are prepared for various jobs in the printing and publishing industry and related fields of graphic arts. The graphic arts industry is a major employer in Illinois and, according to the Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana, in the metro Chicago area. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Elgin Community College
Elgin , USA

Looking to pursue a degree in engineering, product design, or manufacturing? Consider a degree in computer-aided design (CAD). CAD is an advanced product development tool that ... +

Looking to pursue a degree in engineering, product design, or manufacturing? Consider a degree in computer-aided design (CAD). CAD is an advanced product development tool that automates numerous complex design tasks. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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