Build Your Future in Advertising and Graphic Design

The Advertising and Graphic Design program prepares a student for an entry-level position in advertising, graphic design and related creative professions. Courses focus on the principles of design using industry standard software. The hands-on classes allow a student to create professional quality print and digital designs suitable for inclusion in a portfolio.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate – Advertising and Graphic Design

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  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
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  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

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Frequently Asked Questions

Associate of Arts Degree – Advertising and Graphic Design
Certificate – Advertising and Graphic Design

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Graphic Designer
• Photographer
• Production Artist
• Art Director
• Graphic Artist
• Animator
• Creative Director
• Visual Designer
• Junior Graphic Designer
• Product Designer
• Product Development Engineer
• Art Teacher
• Interaction Designer

Employment of graphic designers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. The work of graphic designers will continue to be important in the marketing of products throughout the economy.

The projected change in employment of graphic designers from 2016 to 2026 varies by industry. For example, employment of graphic designers in newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers is projected to decline 22 percent from 2016 to 2026. However, employment of graphic designers in computer systems design and related services is projected to grow 20 percent over the same period. Companies are continuing to increase their digital presence, requiring graphic designers to help create visually appealing and effective layouts of websites.

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Steven Klippenstein

Advertising and Graphic Design

Average Salary in this Field

$31,610 to

$83,140 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Graphic Designer

Interaction Designer

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