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Graphic Design

Combine art and technology to communicate with the world

Tidewater Community College’s graphic design programs prepare you for work in a variety of graphic design settings, such as advertising agencies and corporate communications departments, or as a freelance graphic designer. When you study design at TCC, you gain extensive hands-on experience with the hardware and software you’ll use as a design professional, helping you make a smooth transition from classroom to workplace.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
66-67
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Locations:
Portsmouth Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Graphic Design

TCC’s graphic design programs can guide you towards an in-demand career that uses your talents to build brands and share ideas. Start with the basics of visual communication such as color, typography, and image manipulation. Then, hone your skills in everything from traditional advertising design to cutting edge interactive design and development.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
65-66
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Locations:
Portsmouth Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Advertising Design

In the real world, advertising is all about lining up the right medium to attract the right audience with the right message at the right moment. We’ll give you the tools to pull it off, as you learn both the creative and practical sides of the industry to build impactful advertising campaigns, create brand strategies, and use advanced technology to help clients be successful.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
65
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Locations:
Portsmouth Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Multimedia

The line between graphic design and web design is becoming less defined, but the opportunities are as clear as ever. Creating an engaging and interactive online experience requires a keen grasp of graphic and multimedia design, so you’ll build skills in the fundamental principles of color, interactive design, motion graphics, and videography.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • are creative
  • are detail-oriented
  • enjoy working with computers

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