Associate of Arts in Graphic Design

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Program Description

The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design from Brescia University’s BUonline program provides a strong foundation of skills required for entry-level positions in the graphic design field. Graduates can also apply their credits toward further study and a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or art. This program is administered fully online by faculty who are experienced and accomplished in the field.

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Program Details

The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design is a focused, two-year program that covers the fundamental skills students need for any type of design media as well as basic software skills. Students learn to use the Adobe Suite of creative software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash and InDesign. This combination of range and experience results in a marketable skill set that is directly applicable to a variety of careers.

As part of the BUonline associate program in graphic design, students are challenged to find creative solutions to a variety of client needs. The skills students develop, along with the portfolio they create as part of the final practicum course, make them an asset in the workplace.

The Associates of Graphic Design online program from Brescia University offers

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    Flexible Courses
    Courses are designed with the adult student in mind, enabling qualified students to complete a degree in as little as two years.
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    Accredited Program
    Brescia University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-4501).


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    The Associates of Graphic Design online degree at Brescia University is offered at an affordable price. Federal and state financial aid is available to those students who qualify.
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    While the length of the courses may be condensed, the academic integrity and degree requirements remain intact, ensuring that students receive a high-quality education at a quicker pace.

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Career Outlook

Employment of graphic designers is expected to grow 7 percent through the year 2022. Graphic design professionals will continue to play an important role in both the marketing and advertising industry and in all types of business that market products and services. The average entry-level salary for graphic design professionals is around $35,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Possible careers for graduates of the BUonline graphic design program include:

  • Desktop publisher
  • Design assistant
  • Graphic artist
  • Junior art director

Transfer Credits Welcome

Brescia University gladly accepts up to 42 hours of transfer credit from regionally accredited schools. Students who have attended college previously should submit all transcripts to Brescia for consideration.


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“I enrolled in Brescia University online after taking many years off of school. I was worried about going back to school, and had heard online college courses and professors could be difficult. All of my worries were put to ease once I attended my first class. The classes are easy to access, and all the assignments are clearly laid out in advance. The professors are great, they are knowledgeable and have to teach a lot of information, but are fair about expectations. I can even interact with the professor and other students in chat during class. I am really enjoying the entire setup of BUonline.”

– Danielle Moran
BUonline student

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