Associate of Applied Science - Graphic and Media Art

Is there a future in a Graphic and Media Arts career?

Employment in the field of Graphic and Media Art is expected to grow 13 percent, as fast as the average for all occupations from 2008—2018. According to the American Institute of Graphic Arts, median annual cash compensation for entry-level designers was $35,000 in 2008. Many talented individuals are attracted to careers in Graphic and Media Art, therefore individuals with Web site design and animation experience will have the best opportunities.

Why choose a career in Graphic and Media Arts?

Graduates of a Graphic & Media Arts degree plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems. They find the most effective way to get messages across in print and electronic media using color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques. They also produce promotional displays, packaging, and marketing brochures for products and services, design distinctive logos for products and businesses, and develop signs and signage systems—called environmental graphics—for business and government. An increasing number also develop material for Internet Web pages, interactive media, and multimedia projects.

What will I learn in the Graphic and Media Art program at CCC?

  • Graphic Design Layout
  • Digital Photography
  • Multimedia Web Design
  • Applications-based Web Design/Computer Animation
  • Production Techniques

Why is the Graphic and Media Art program at CCC so outstanding?

The Graphic and Media Art program at Clovis Community College is a model of interdisciplinary education that provides students with an opportunity to obtain the technical and creative skills necessary for an entry-level position in the graphic and media art field. Our comprehensive program is also the perfect springboard for those students desiring to further their education by obtaining advanced degrees in Graphic and Media Art. Our well-equipped facilities include a photography darkroom with enlargers for film printing and modern digital cameras with Photoshop software. We have digital cameras, scanners, laser printers, video cameras, and other support equipment to provide you with additional knowledge and skills.

Here are the classes you need to take in order to earn your Associate of Applied Science in Graphic and Media Art. You can also view the CCC Course Catalog for more details, including course descriptions.

Gainful Employment

For more information about the Certificate of Completion program, including graduation rates and the median debt of students who completed the certificate, please click here.

Careers in Graphic & Media arts are at the heart of communication.

For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Lindsey