School of Graphic Design

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School of Graphic Design

Associates Degree or Diploma inGraphic Design

Start your creative career in
Graphic Design today! Learn More »

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School of Graphic Design

Bachelors Degree inVisual Communications

Start your creative career in
3D Animation, 2D Print, or Web Design!

Platt College School of Graphic Design’s Bachelors degree program in Visual Communication helps you build the skills you need to start an exciting new career. Learn More »

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School of Graphic Design

Associates Degree or Diploma inGraphic Design

Start your creative career in
Graphic Design!

Platt College School of Graphic Design’s Associates Degree program in Graphic Design helps you build the skills you need to start an exciting new career. Learn More »

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School of Graphic Design

Bachelors Degree inVisual Communication

Start your creative career in
3D Animation, 2D Print, or Web Design!

Platt College School of Graphic Design’s Bachelors degree program in Visual Communication helps you build the skills you need to start an exciting new career. Learn More »

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School of Graphic Design

Bachelors Degree inVisual Communications

Start your creative career in
Visual Communications!

Platt College School of Graphic Design’s Bachelors degree program in Visual Communication helps you build the skills you need to start an exciting new career. Learn More »

Welcome to the Platt School of Graphic Design

Start an exciting career in the graphic design field today!

With Platt College’s graphic design programs, you can become a production artist, graphic designer, illustrator, layout artist, or computer artist. You might also work with photo manipulation, typographical design, presentation graphics, prepress production, and design assistant.

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About Our Programs

  • Associates Degree in Graphic Design

    Platt College’s Associates Degree Program in Graphic Design helps you build the skills you need to unleash your imagination and begin your creative career.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication

    Platt College School of Graphic Design’s Bachelors Degree Program in Visual Communication helps you build the skills you need to start an exciting new career. You choose to specialize in either Web Design, 3D Animation, or 2D Print.

Associates Degree in Graphic Design

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    Earn your Associates Degree in Graphic Design

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Platt College offers a Diploma and an Associate of Arts Degree in Graphic Design.

The curriculum for both programs provide our students with a balanced program of instruction necessary to succeed in today’s evolving graphic design industry.

Each area of study is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that the College is keeping current with the needs of employers and changing industry trends.

First term students learn practical foundation skills in design, color theory, typography, print production and basic drawing. Students in intermediate and advanced terms build on their foundation skills and use computer technology to produce design solutions for a wide variety of projects.

Throughout the entire program, the graphic designer’s role in the business world is emphasized. Planning, scheduling, collaboration, job search skills and portfolio development help to prepare students for their professional life.

As a graphic designer, you’ll work with: advertising agencies, publishers, corporate in-house art departments, design studios, package design companies, printing companies, newspapers, magazines, and sign companies.

You will also be prepared to pursue freelance work in any of the above areas.

More about Graphic Design

Graphic design is a form of visual communication using art, words and technology to convey an idea or message. Through the use of type, color, symbols, illustrations and photography, the graphic designer creates images used by advertising agencies, publishing firms, design studios, print companies, newspapers, magazines, corporate art departments, desktop publishing, multimedia presentations and web pages. A graphic designer may use typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to produce the final result.

Common uses of graphic design include magazines, advertisements, product packaging and web design. For example, a product package might include a logo or other artwork, organized text and pure design elements such as shapes and color which unify the piece. Composition is one of the most important features of graphic design especially when using pre-existing materials or diverse elements.

About our Visual Communication Program

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    Learn more about our Visual Communications Bachelors Degree program

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Bachelor’s Degree – Visual Communication specializing in 3D Animation, Web Design or 2D Print

Start your new career in 3D Animation, Web Design, or 2D Print!

Platt College School of Graphic Design’s Bachelors degree program in Visual Communication helps you build the skills you need to start an exciting new career. You choose to specialize in one of three exciting fields: Web Design, 3D Animation, or 2D Print. Each of these specializations provides graduates with the skills necessary to pursue careers in these dynamic industries.

The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication (BAVC) develops professionals who take concepts and then create visual imagery by employing type, illustration, sound, music, photography, and animation. Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication degree program will produce a professional portfolio that will make them viable candidates for employment in the myriad of industries related to visual communication.

Past graduates have found successful employment as animators, computer animators, digital media producers, special effects artists, background designers, computer artists, layout artists, and video game artists.

Regardless of your chosen specialization area, you’ll begin by developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of graphic design.

Your coursework will combine training in traditional elements such as typography, drawing, color theory, and design principles with technology-based skills using industry-standard software tools in digital video, motion graphics, flash animation, 3D modeling & animation.

After building your design foundation, you’ll then move into the specialization area of your choice!

The inaugural issue of Platt College’s VISCOMM magazine is now available!

The magazine contains a sample of our Visual Communication students’ designes and artwork, including some award winning work by past students.

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Serving Southern California for over 25 years

Serving the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire areas for over 25 years, Platt College offers degree programs to train graduates for careers in the legal, medical, and creative fields.

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