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Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

LA/Graphic Arts, A.A. (Cumberland)

Liberal Arts/Graphic Arts, AA

This program is for students who wish to earn an associate degree in art with a graphic design emphasis. Throughout the two-year program, students are introduced to drawing, color, computer graphics, illustration and emerging technologies. Working with Macintosh computers, students will learn skills in computer graphics and desktop publishing that will equip them to continue their studies at a four-year institution or to earn entry level positions as graphic designers in the art, publishing and corporate environments
Program Goals

·         Define the visual elements and design principles, including the terms associated with each in written form.

·         Use standard graphic design software including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

·         Utilize historical references and be able to locate and critically evaluate information and information sources.

·         Create a portfolio that conforms to the basic requirements to transfer successfully into a Graphic Design BA or BFA program.

·         Use standard desktop publishing software including Quark and InDesign.

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.​

When you Graduate
AA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four-year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor's degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.
Career Opportunities

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.