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The curriculum is designed to provide students with the educational background and hands-on experience they will need to successfully begin a creative career in graphic design or interactive design. The program addresses problem-seeking and problem-solving skills. Importance is placed on conceptual development and integration of form and information for the purpose of effective graphic to include current technological advances. Job opportunities include graphic designer, art director, illustrator, production artist, package designer and web content developer, among others in the graphic design marketplace

Program Details

The program addresses problem-seeking and problem-solving skills. Importance is placed on conceptual development and integration of form and information for the purpose of effective graphic to include current technological advances. The curriculum is designed for individuals who seek full-time employment in the graphic design field.

Transfer Opportunites

Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements, please consult a counselor or academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection. In order to learn more about possible transfer opportunities associated with this program of study please visit: https://www.nvcc.edu/transfer/. Students interested in transferring should contact an advisor or counselor to further discuss their plans.

Credit for Prior Learning

Northern Virginia Community College accepts industry-standard certifications, credentials and/or professional courses for credit. Broadly, licenses, credentials and/or certifications must be current and valid for consideration. For more information regarding the status of the certification and its eligibility for credit, please see an advisor or faculty members in the discipline area that awards CPL credit.

The most current information can be found here for CPL: Certifications and Credentials.

Program Degrees and Certificates

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Career Prospects

Graduates of this program will be qualified to work at design studios and advertising agencies, book and magazine publishing companies, prepress organizations and printing companies, corporate art and marketing graphics companies, and government agencies and freelance design.

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