Do you have an interest in computers and an eye for design? HACC’s Graphic and Interactive Design Program can be your path to a rewarding career in the graphic design field. Throughout our associate degree, you will complete the courses you need to create a portfolio that highlights your skills for job interviews.
After completing our program and receiving your Associate in Applied Science (AAS), we can help you transfer your credits to a four-year school or prepare you to obtain a job in this field.
Begin exploring your options now!
Our Graphic and Interactive Design program is selective.
First, you must complete the Foundations Program (2831), which consists of art foundation courses. At the end of this program, you will submit a portfolio for review. For more information on the portfolio requirements, view our portfolio example pieces (pdf). If you pass the portfolio review and meet the designated entry requirements, you may enroll in the Graphic and Interactive Design program.
Once you enroll in the program, you will:
Our creative professors will work with you and help you create your print and Web portfolio. You can use this portfolio during a job interview to highlight your skills in digital imaging, layout, design, Web and interactive media. See galleries of premier HACC student work here. View professional work by our Graphic and Interactive Design faculty here.
As you complete our program, you will:
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accredits HACC’s Art programs. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes NASAD as a specialized accrediting agency for art and design schools. NASAD is responsible for establishing curricular standards and guidelines for specific degrees and credentials. HACC had to undergo a peer review process to gain institutional membership.
|Bloomsburg University of PA:||Bachelor of Applied Science Technical Leadership (ONLINE & campus) (pdf)|
|Pennsylvania College of Technology:||Graphic & Interactive Design (pdf)|
You can complete the full Graphic and Interactive Design program at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. While most HACC classes for the Graphic and Interactive Design program are available during the day, we offer certain courses at night only.