Graphic and Interactive Design

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Graphic and Interactive Design Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in print design, advertising design, web design or interactive design.
As a graphics student, you’ll learn what it means to kern type, crop photos and “lose the widows.” From the creative process to interpersonal communication, our students receive hands-on experience and learn employable skills that prepare them to enter directly into a career. With a trusted reputation in the Orlando creative industry, we pride ourselves in educating some of the most talented designers in Central Florida. Our students have received recognition in local, regional, national and even international competitions. Their accomplishments include over 100 ADDY Awards, Florida Print Awards, the Create Awards, the ONE Show, Print Magazine and Siggraph.
Specializations Available:
  • Graphic Design
  • Interactive Design


Additional Resources and Examples of Student Work

  Valencia Graphics on Flickr

  valenciagraphicdesign.com


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PROGRAM DETAILS

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.

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Related Certificates

Related Certificates

Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.

Graphic Design Production (24 credits)
Graphic Design Support (15 credits)
Graphics – Interactive Design Production (24 credits)
Graphics – Interactive Design Support (15 credits)

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:

  • Industry Certifications – Receive college credit for approved Industry Certifications
  • Tech Center Programs – Receive college credit for completing an approved OCPS or TECO Tech Center program
  • Career Pathways – Receive college credit for Career Pathways credits earned in high school


Program Length

 64 credits

  Full-time – 2 to 3 years

  Part-time – 3 to 4 years



CAREER OUTLOOK

Learn How To

Learn How To
  • Create graphics, develop interactive media or video games, or animate and design web pages
  • Design and arrange art, drawings, photos, text and other visual resources to be used as creative products in advertisements and publications
  • Use computer software programs to design work and prepare it for printing

Job Outlook

Job Outlook

Combining the fundamentals of good design with proficiency in new computer and multimedia technologies, talented graphic designers are in more demand than ever. Our graduates have landed jobs in design studios, advertising agencies, marketing and public relations firms, printing and publishing companies, web design firms, interactive design companies and other highly creative environments. There are also many freelance opportunities.

Potential Careers

Potential Careers
  • Graphic Designer/Artist
  • Multimedia Designer/Artist
  • Interactive Media Specialist
  • Illustrator
  • Web Designer
  • Production Artist


Gainful Employment

This program is designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit Valencia’s Gainful Employment website.


AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$28,000 – $40,000


Average Placement Rate

Valencia’s A.S. Degree and Certificate programs placement rate ranges between 90% – 95%.


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407-582-1507
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Graphic Design Student, Graphic and Interactive Design program at Valencia College, Orlando, Florida