Graphic Design

Earn your Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design in as little as 15-months!

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Graphic Design
About the Program

Program Details

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

As a graphic designer, you will create concepts employing typography, illustration, photography, sound and animation. A designer works in all aspects of print, including ads, magazines, packaging, DVD design, and posters. Designers also design content for websites and social media marketing. Creative opportunities include working as designers, web designers, illustrators, production artist, graphic designer, illustrator, layout artist, or computer artist.

You might also work with photo manipulation, typographical design, presentation graphics, pre-press production, and design assisting.

Platt College’s Graphic Design instructors are real world experience to help develop your skills using industry-relevant tools and software.



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Career Opportunities

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.

Graphic Design • Curriculum
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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.

Except as expressly provided in California Education Code Section 94898, Platt College reserves the right to modify policies, course schedules, curricula or courses within reason due to exigent circumstances, program upgrades and/or content changes, and to cancel programs of study, modes of delivery, upcoming start dates or individual courses as it deems necessary. If a course or program is canceled, the school may schedule course completion at a later date or refund all monies paid for the canceled course or program if the student does not wish to continue with the program at the later date. All Platt College programs are not available at all locations, please see an Admissions Representative for more information on specific enrollment information.


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