Whether you are seeking to bolster your professional skills, or want to supplement your bachelor’s degree with arts credentials, an Associate of Arts in Graphic Design will give you a solid foundation in graphic design and visual communication. Vermont State Graphic Design students learn to become adept problem-solvers, creating effective and compelling graphic design pieces. Through hands-on coursework, this program helps you put your creativity front and center while you gain critical thinking skills and practical training in visual arts. This credential will give you a strong start for entry-level positions in the job market — or lead to a bachelor’s degree where you can flex your creative muscles even more.
Why Study Graphic Design at Vermont State?
- Job security: In a competitive job market, employers are looking for people with graphic design skills. The McClure Foundation estimates that 1,200 graphic design positions will be posted in Vermont in the next 10 years. An associate degree is a great first step toward accessing those opportunities.
- Explore creative outlets: An Associate of Art in Graphic Design is a chance to earn a sought-after skillset while exploring creative outlets, self-expression, and various paths of further study.
- State-of-the-art design labs: You’ll have 24-hour access to professional facilities, including a state-of-the-art graphic design lab on our Castleton campus which features iMacs, Adobe Creative Cloud software, large-format printers, and flatbed scanners. Our Lyndon campus holds a dedicated Mac lab for graphic design majors with a large-format scanner and 3D printer. You’ll also have access to DSLR cameras, Wacom tablets, art studios, an animation lab, and a photo lab.
Financial Aid for Graphic Design Students
Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in Graphic Design to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.