ACC is your direct portal to creative careers.
ACC's Visual Communication Program prepares you to jump into profitable, creative careers, with training in graphic design, illustration, user experience design, and graphic arts technology.
Our top-notch faculty includes local digital industry professionals eager to provide you with real world knowledge from years of experience in the business.
ACC offers several two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees in the areas above, as well as multiple certificates requiring four to six semesters of study. After graduation you'll be ready for a picture-perfect career.
What skills can I gain?
Students build expertise in art, design, and conceptual fundamentals, plus the latest digital industry software. Depending on area of specialization, students may practice producing professional-quality brochures, logos, package design, and websites.
Associate of applied science degrees are available in the following areas: Graphic Arts Technology, Graphic Design, and User Experience Design.
Certificates, requiring four to six semesters of study are available in these areas: Graphic Design, User Experience Design, and Graphic Arts Technology.
Enhanced skills certificates, for students who have already earned a degree in Visual Communication or Art, are available in Illustration, and our new Design Coder Certificate.
How long will it take to get a degree or certification?
Students typically require at least two years to complete an associate degree. Certificates take less time, involve fewer general academic classes, and are often preferred by those looking to expand and hone their existing professional skills.
Where can I work with this education?
Visual Communication graduates work for advertising and design agencies, magazines, web development firms, and various businesses with in-house visual communication needs.