Graphic Design Major at Sessions College

100% Online Creative Education

Graphic Design Major

Graphic Design Programs

Graphic designers create the dynamic visual communications that power the world around us. Whether you live in a big city or in the middle of the prairie, designers create the ads you eye, the brands you love, and the magazines you devour.

If you like working with text and images to create visual messages, if you live where art, business, and technology intersect, consider a graphic design major at Sessions College. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree, Associate Degree, or Certificate in Graphic Design can give you the skills, portfolio, and confidence to launch or advance a creative career.

Earning a degree or certificate in graphic design in one of our fully online programs can give you the skills confidence and portfolio to begin or advance your career as a graphic designer.

Find Your Creative Path

At Sessions College our programs range from flexible Certificate Programs to our comprehensive AOS Degree program. Find out which online Graphic Design program is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design program prepares creative individuals for careers in communication design. This online Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design program is designed to produce graduates with the skills and attributes for a global audience and tomorrow’s challenges: resourceful, adaptive critical thinkers who are prepared to excel in a professional environment, and whose work is based on effective research, creative problem-solving, and design methodology.

  • Our premier 120-credit Bachelor’s degree program, completed in under 4 years.
  • Customize your education plan to create a professional portfolio
  • Focus on research and presentation
  • Real world applications include work experience

Associate Degree in Graphic Design

The Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Graphic Design program offers an intensive two-year degree for students seeking to enter careers as graphic designers with a focus on print design. Designed for high school graduates and adult learners, the program offers a powerful foundation in visual design and a working knowledge of contemporary design practices and media.

  • Comprehensive 72 credit, 2 year degree program
  • Includes Portfolio Review and Design Business course
  • Financial aid and creative scholarships for students who qualify

Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design

The Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design provides a thorough foundation in graphic design. Students gain an understanding of the fundamentals of color, typography, and composition and how to apply them using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students apply current production methods and techniques to exciting projects that include poster design, magazine layout, identity design, and packaging design.

  • Focused 24 credit, 2 semester program
  • Build a portfolio and advance your career
  • Financial aid for students who qualify

Undergraduate Certificate in Print Design

The Undergraduate Certificate in Print Design will provide intermediate design students with multiple opportunities for portfolio development in graphic design. Students entering the program are expected to have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as they will be building upon the basics and applying their skills to challenging projects. Students will learn design techniques and apply them to exciting projects that include packaging design, identity design, invitation design, and more.

  • Focused 24 credit, 2 semester program
  • Enhance your portfolio and advance your career
  • Financial aid for students who qualify

100% Online Creative Education

Why Choose Sessions College?

Studying online can be a flexible, affordable, and exciting way to grow your creative skills and earn a degree. With 24/7 access to an online classes, and no set login times, you can study on your own schedule. At Sessions College, you can gain industry-relevant art and design skills in a project-based curriculum. Get the critiques you need from our expert faculty and watch your creative work flourish.

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Career Information

What Graphic Design Careers are Available?

Professional graphic designers communicate concepts using art and technology skills. One in five graphic designers were self-employed in 2018. Potential employers for graduates include printers, publishers, specialized design firms, advertising firms, and computer systems design firms. Our programs can help propel you into the careers of the future. Here are some potential job titles for graphic design graduates.

  • Creative Director
  • Video & Film Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Animation/Animator
  • Art Director

Visit our Graphic Design Career Guide for more information, or browse the Federal Occupational Handbook or O*NET database.