Graphic Design

What will I learn in this program?

The Associate of Arts Degree in Graphic Design provides students with a strong foundation in the fundamental aspects of the designer’s art.  Students develop creativity and ideation skills, learn the elements of communication design and then apply this knowledge to a wide range of design problems.  The program has a unique hands-on approach, integrating conceptual design studies with traditional and digital tolls and production methods. Successful completion of this program prepares students for entry-level employment or transfer to a four year institution for further study.   This course of study is designed so that students may satisfy the requirements for graduation. 

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?

Occupation

Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Helpers –Production Workers

$17,600

Average Growth

Bindery Workers

$19,300

Average Growth

Desktop Publishers

$23,900

Average Growth

Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

$30,200

Average Growth

Graphic Designers

$38,600

Average Growth

Multi-Medial Artists and Animators

$39,000

Average Growth



Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

N/A

Does this program have any special costs?

N/A

How long will it take to complete this program?

Degree/Certificate

Time to Complete*

Associate in Arts Degree in Graphic Design

2 Years

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester


How do I get more information on this program?

Department website: www.ccsf.edu/Departments/Graphic_Communications

Department contact information:
Visual Arts, Room 141
(415) 239-3481

Program coordinator information:
(415) 452-5090
(415) 920-6045