Associates Degree in Graphic Design

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School of Graphic Design

Associates Degree inGraphic Design

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School of Graphic Design

Associates Degree inGraphic Design

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School of Graphic Design

Associates Degree inGraphic Design

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Graphic Design

in as little as 15 months!

Or earn your Diploma in as little as 11 months! (Diploma Program only available at Ontario Campus)

Start your new career in Graphic Design today!

Platt College’s Associates degree program in graphic design helps you build the skills you need to start an exciting new career.

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 assisting.

Graphic designers typically work freelance or at such places as:  advertising agencies, publishers, corporate in-house art departments, and design studios, package design companies, printing companies, newspapers, magazines, and sign companies.

At Platt’s School of Graphic Design, you’ll:

  • Study color theory, drawing, typography, publishing, layout design, digital imaging, and digital media
  • Use the same software, graphics, and hardware tools that are used by professionals in the field
  • Be taught by industry professionals
  • Familiarize yourself with, and develop your own design projects in, industry-standard tools such as Quark Express, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash.

Graphic Design Courses

VCV402 - Independent Video Production: Production

In this course students will build upon their plans from Independent…

VCV305 - Video Editing Techniques

Editing techniques and workflows to create a professional looking…

VCV304 - Digital Cinematography

In this course students will begin to develop a historical knowledge…

VCV302 - Scriptwriting and Story Development

Here students will explore the creative side of story development…

VCG406 - 2D Print Portfolio Development

In this course students create an interactive portfolio demonstrating…

VCG405 - Advance Project

Each student will design a long-form project, a commercial representation…

VCG354 - Photography and Videography

Members of design teams may be required to design, manage and…

VCG353 - Art Direction and Team Projects

Students will learn the duties and obligations involved as an…

VCG352 - Prepress and Business Ethics

Traditional printing techniques are discussed in detail, including…

VCG351 - Marketing Dynamics and Strategies

A coherent marketing strategy defines the marketability of a…

VCG305 - Branding, Logos, and Packaging

A company’s brand may be its most valuable asset. Keeping…

VCG304 - Advanced Typography and Font Creation

This class furthers the students’ knowledge of typographic…

VCG303 - Commercial Illustration and Life Drawing

Students will learn illustration that encompasses advertising,…

VCW452 - Web Design Capstone Project

The Senior Project requires two websites; the student will find…

VCW451 - Advanced Website Design and Development

The Advanced Website Design & Development course covers current…

VCW407 - E-Commerce

The E-Commerce courses uses current markup, styling, server-side,…

VCW406 - Advanced Management Systems

The Advanced Management Systems course continues from the fundamentals…

VCW405 - Advanced Server Side Languages

The Advanced Server-Side Language Techniques course adds to the…

VCW353 - Management System Fundamentals

The Management System Fundamentals course introduces the student…

VCW352 - Introduction to Server-Side Languages

The Server-side Languages course covers server-side scripting…

VCW303 - Website Design

The Website Design course adds to previous classes by implementing…

VCW302 - Markup Languages

The Website Structures course adds to previous classes by implementing…

VCA451 - Advanced Animation Production

Each student will construct an animated short. Production pipeline…

VCA406 - Motion Capture

This course will cover how to capture motion using an optical…

VCA354 - Effects Animation

This session will cover how to effectively animate cloth, hair,…

VCA353 - Game Animation

This course will cover how to animate character cycles, loops…

VCA352 - Character Kinematics

The purpose of Character Kinematics is to focus on exercises…

VCA351 - Organic Modeling

Here students will learn how to build characters in 3d. Students…

VCA303 - Inorganic Modeling

In this course students will learn how to build objects in 3d.…

VCA301 - Physics of Animation

Students will cover the 12 Principles of Animation, animation…

VCI435 –Advanced Web Programming II

Students will learn the fundamentals of API (Application Programming…

VCI434 – Server Technologies

This course employs teaming concepts as the students install,…

VCI432 – Advanced Web Programming

Students will learn the fundamentals of solid database design…

VCI431 – Action Scripting

This course builds upon the Action Script 3.0 learned in VCI422…

VCI423 – Programming for the Web I

Student explores server-side scripting by learning and applying…

VCI422 – Flash Animation

This course will take students beyond the basics of simple animations…

VCI421 – Dynamic Web Page Design

Student explores utilizing the web browser to its maximum potential…

VCI325 – CSS Programming

Students will learn the fundamentals of CSS (Cascading Style…

VCI323 – Storyboarding/Design Layout

Students will learn the fundamentals of storyboarding and design…

VCV423 – 3D Character Development

Students explore character development, constructing body and…

VCV431 – Advanced 3D Animation

Working individually and in teams, the students continue to develop…

VCV437 - Motion Capture

In this class the student will learn how to properly rig a 3D…

VCV435 - Camera, Lighting and Texturing

This course will take the students through the process of texturing…
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VCV426 - Life Drawing II

This course is a continuation of Life Drawing I with emphasis…

VCV422 - Video Production

Using teaming concepts, the students go through the complete…

VCV421 - Architectural 3D

The course explores the preparation, lighting, surfacing and…

VCV323 - Storyboarding

Students will learn how to interpret a story, via script form,…
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What Our Graduates Say

Jeff Campbell

I currently work for one of the largest companies in the world, Viacom. I continue to excel and climb the corporate ladder because of the ideals I learned at Platt. Such ideals as drive, imagination, thinking outside of the box, and passion.

Jeff CampbellClass of 2005School of Graphic Design

What Our Graduates Say

Tatiana Avaev

What was most important for me at Platt is the fact that every instructor tried to accommodate my needs. Teachers were very flexible and enthusiastic. Platt College helped me to get my first job where I have worked for 6 years.

Tatiana AvaevClass of 2003School of Graphic Design

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Student Portfolio

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