Top Schools Offering Graphic Arts Associate Degree Programs
An associate's degree in Graphic Arts can be the first step to a career in design, illustration, publishing or advertising. The following are the three top U.S. schools for earning an associate's degree in Graphic Arts. Schools offering Graphic & Web Design degrees can also be found in these popular choices.
#1 Southwestern Community College in Sylva, North Carolina
Southwestern Community College (SCC) takes the #4 spot in Washington Monthly's rankings of the country's best 2-year schools. Graphics Arts students at SCC will benefit from a co-op work experience. Some core courses for the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Advertising and Graphic Design include Drawing Fundamentals, Graphic Design, Computer Design Basics, Technical Illustration and Portfolio Design.
- School Address: 447 College Drive, Sylva, NC 28779
- School Telephone Number: (828) 586-4091 or (800) 447-4091
#2 Lake City Community College in Florida
Lake City Community College is ranked #12 among the nation's community colleges by Washington Monthly. Its Graphic Design Technology degree program may be taken for an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS). The curriculum for Graphic Arts students includes Design Fundamentals, Graphic Design Basics, Desktop Publishing with QuarkXPress, Computer Illustration with Illustrator and Advanced Web Design.
- School Address: 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025
- School Telephone Number: (386) 752-1822
#3 Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, IA
Ellsworth Community College is included in the Washington Monthly top 20 list of U.S. community colleges. The college's Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Graphic Arts program is designed to provide students with easy transfer to a 4-year school. Courses may include Communications, 3-D Design, Drawing, Digital Imaging and Employment Portfolio and Career Development.
- School Address: 1100 College Ave., Iowa Falls, IA 50126
- School Telephone Number: (641) 648-4611 or (800) 322-9235