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Graphic Design

San Jose City College offers an Associate in Arts degree in Graphic Design, that features design principles and multimedia concepts as used in print media and digital media using industry standard design software and tools to produce contents for a Graphic Design Portfolio.

The Media Arts program is a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the converging fields of journalism, communication and new media technology. It responds to the need for people skilled in effective communications in all levels of society including industry, education, art and music, and the public arena.

The Associate in Arts (AA) in Media Arts provides a core foundation of media and visual literacy, a foundation of technical skills, and principles of design and information hierarchy, as well as specialization skill development in: Information gathering and reporting in journalistic formats, visual and photo journalism concepts and skills, and application of theory and skill to journalistic practice.

 

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

 

AA in Graphic Design

The primary focus of this program is the integration and application of design styles and elements as per the current industry, and the application of design elements in real-life projects. This degree will prepare students for transfer to an institution that offers a similar pathway. 

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AS in User Experience & Interaction Design

The primary focus of this program is the integration and application of design styles and elements as per the current industry, and the application of design elements in real-life projects. This degree will prepare students for transfer to an institution that offers a similar pathway.

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  • Apply an understanding of the components of graphic design and the principles of layout.
  • Demonstrate visual communications skills on graphic design projects utilizing industry standard software and basic design techniques.
  • Produce multimedia projects using images, videos, and animations through vector and raster-based software.
  • Create accessible and well designed websites utilizing basic design principles, art fundamentals, as well as web design specific tools.
  • Develop multimedia projects combining graphic design, motion design, visual storytelling, animation, effects, cinematic techniques and audio.

  • Work as a freelance designer and be your own boss
  • Work as an in-house designer for a tech company
  • Work in Product and Package Design
  • Work in Multimedia and Broadcast Design
  • Work in Web Design & UI/UX Design

 

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Department Contacts

Katrina Tran
Sr. Division Admin | Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts

FACULTY PROFILES

Jonali Bhattacharyya

Jonali Bhattacharyya
Lead Faculty, Digital Media Arts

Carol Easter

Carol Easter
Faculty, Digital Media Arts/ Arts

 

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