Degree Level Programs

Associate Degree Admissions

Our Associate Degree program helps you develop the skills, portfolio, and career training you need to enter a career in the visual arts. In two years or less, you’ll build the perfect foundation for your creative career through projects, discussions, and critiques. Your program is rounded out by a portfolio review, business course, and capstone project.

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Associate Degrees Available In:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Digital Media

  • Illustration
  • Advertising Design
  • Digital Photography

Program Features

Creative Classes, Expert Instructors

Get expert instructor feedback through projects, discussions, and critiques in our scheduled classes.

Focus on Career Preparation

Portfolio review, business classes, and capstone project groom you for real-world client and employer scenarios.

Build Professional Skills and a Portfolio

Graduate with a portfolio of work you can showcase to potential clients and employers.

“Having a stronger handle on what I’m doing has given me a lot more confidence in my designing, allowing me to push myself and experiment more. I can plan things out a lot better, focusing on patterns, and colors, and systems that will best suit my project.”

Natasha Gonzales

Associate Degree in Graphic Design

Program Admissions At A Glance

Applying to Sessions College degree programs is a fast and convenient process. With our online application you can apply at any time for classes starting in January, May, and September—or take advantage of early start options in February, June, and November. You can complete your application in 10-15 minutes, and receive a decision within two weeks of a completed application.

To complete your application you will need to:

  1. Complete our online program application form.
  2. Write a 500-word application essay. Tell us why you are interested in your major!
  3. Send us 5-10 samples of your art and design work OR a written creative skills assessment.
  4. Provide transcripts from your high school OR any college degrees completed.
  5. If English is not your native language, submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  6. Pay an application fee of $50 upon receipt of all items.

View full Application Guide.

If you have college credit, you may able to transfer those credits into the Associate program. Credit transfer can accelerate your program and lower your tuition payments. The program policy accepts up to 36 credits from equivalent courses at accredited institutions. Credit transfer evaluation is included in your application fee.

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Sessions College Professional or Advanced Certificate graduates, may go on to complete an Associate degree via our academic bridge program. Eligible graduates can apply up to 21 credits for courses completed, subject to Acceptance Committee evaluation. The program is designed to reward academic achievement at the certificate level, so grades and coursework must be exemplary.

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Financial Aid

Did You Know? Eligible students entering Associate Degree programs may be entitled to Federal financial aid. Grants and loans can help you cover the cost of your education.

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