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

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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.


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

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Program Length

64 credits
Full-time – 2 to 3 years
Part-time – 3 to 4 years

You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor's.

Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.


Learn How To

Learn How To
  • Layout and create graphic elements for user interfaces (UI) and design web pages.
  • Layout and create graphic elements for publications, advertisements, and other printed collateral.
  • Create advertising campaigns; including branding, printed collateral, websites, social media, and user interfaces.

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
  • Web Designer
  • Brand Designer
  • Advertising Designer
  • User Interface Designer
  • Interactive Designer
  • Illustrator (digital and traditional)
  • Front-end Web Developer
  • Production Artist


$28,000 – $40,000

Placement Rate

The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.

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