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Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Graphic Design, A.A.S. (Cumberland)


Graphic Design, AAS

This program provides students with a strong practical and conceptual foundation in the areas of print, screen-based and motion work. Graduates are prepared to assume entry-level jobs as design layout artists, production assistants, junior graphic designers and web/motion graphic artists. Graphic Design graduates may work for advertising and marketing firms, television post production studios, printers and print companies and non-profit and corporate in-house department.
Program Goals

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

·         Show proficiency in a variety of computer skills in both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

·         Utilize historical references and be able to locate and critically evaluate information and information sources.

·         Create a portfolio from both classes and a community internship that conforms to industry standards for employment in graphic design.

·         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

AAS programs are designed for students who want to enter a career directly after graduating but those who change their plans find that most of their CCC credits transfer to four-year colleges.

Students are encouraged to visit the NJ transfer website: for transfer course equivalencies.

The latest technology and learning tools support your education for a wide range of employment opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Entry-level design layout artists, production assistants, junior graphic designers and web/motion graphic artists.


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.