Tidewater Community College's Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design with a specialization in Advertising Design challenges you to communicate complex ideas effectively through a variety of media, including illustration, photography and typography.
At TCC's Visual Arts Center, you'll learn how to build impactful advertising campaigns, build a brand strategy and use advanced technology to help clients stand out. Throughout your courses, you'll put the theories to the test with real-life assignments, creating campaigns and presentations.
You'll also gain insights from faculty with experience in the advertising industry.
Students graduate with the skills needed to design media for a range of products, like logos, print advertisements, magazines, trade publications and more.
The Advertising Design specialization teaches students the computer and design skills, marketing and public relations expertise needed to work in the field of advertising — as a layout artist, a copywriter, a freelance graphic designer or in marketing and sales.
You can complete a 2-year associate degree for less than the cost of 1 year at a 4-year college or university.
TCC's Associate Degree in Studio Arts with Specialization in Advertising Design consists of 4 semesters of full-time study, with classes held mainly at the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth.
If your schedule doesn't permit full-time attendance, you may also take classes part time.
Estimated Program Cost*:
65-66 credits x $185.35 per credit = $12,047.75 - $12,233.10 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
If you graduate from TCC’s graphic design program, you can transfer directly into Bellevue University’s bachelor’s degree in graphic design or Chowan University’s bachelor’s degree in graphic communications or graphic design and be only 2 years away from a degree with even more earning potential.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill® and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
Graduates are proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, LightWave 10, Text Editor, iMovie, Auditech and Garage Band
State-of-the-art graphic design Mac labs, including a multimedia lab with a video studio and two sound editing rooms
The Visual Arts Center boasts over 2,000 square feet of professional exhibition space