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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 degree or certificate in graphic design can give you the skills, portfolio, and confidence to launch or advance a creative career.

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.

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

Vocational Certificate Programs

In the Professional Certificate in Graphic Design program, students learn the software programs that every graphic designer needs to know: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students discover how to produce digital images, illustrations, and page layouts, addressing concepts of color, typography, and composition. Class assignments involve hands-on photo editing, logo design, poster design, magazine design, and more.

  • Flexible 9-month program
  • Build a portfolio and advance your career
  • Payment plans with affordable monthly payments
  • Extend your program with an Advanced Certificate

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.