Graphic Design A.A.S. Degree

General

Program Description

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. Their creations are often the main media used to successfully market products and services and strongly influence buying decisions in our ever-changing business environment.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates may find employment opportunities in the following occupational areas

  • Advertising Layout
  • Graphic Design
  • Newspapers
  • Printing Industry
  • Publishing Companies
  • Screen-Printing
  • Sign companies

First YearFirst Term

First Term

  • ART-115 Graphic Design
  • ART-120 Two Dimensional Design
  • ART-133 Drawing
  • BUS-102 Introduction to Business
  • ENG-105 Composition I

Second Term

  • ART-116 Graphic Design II*
  • ART-127 Digital Illustration
  • ART-187 Creative Photography
  • BUS-122 Emerging Business Practices & Technologies
  • Approved Electives

Second Year

Third Term

  • ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting
  • BCA-155 Introduction to Web Design
  • BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism
  • MKT-110 Principles of Marketing
  • ENG-106 Composition II

Fourth Term

  • BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • BUS-161 Human Relation
  • BUS-225C Business Internships*
  • Natural Science/Math Elective
  • Approved Electives
Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Juni ... Read More

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Junior College, NIACC has the distinct privilege of being the oldest Iowa community college. In 2018, NIACC will be celebrating the College’s 100 year anniversary of providing an education to our students... Read less