Why Choose an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design?
Graphic Design at Ferris State University allows you to work toward an associate degree without any prior experience in design. A portfolio of previous work is not required for acceptance into the program. You'll spend two years developing a strong fundamental knowledge of design principles, typography, drawing, and computer applications. This foundation helps you determine whether Graphic Design is the right career choice for you. You will also have exposure and practice in verbal and visual presentations and will develop the professional skills needed to succeed.
The integration of business and marketing courses provides a broader range of skills applicable in today's job market. The AAS degree provides a design and technical background for a smooth transition into the Bachelor degree program in Graphic Design or other Bachelor degrees in related areas.
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Graduates with the Graphic Design Associate degree will be qualified for design assistant and technical support positions in the field of Graphic Design.
Applicants must present evidence of graduation from high school or the GED. To enter The Graphic Design Associate degree (A.A.S.) Program in Business, applicants are expected to have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) and meet one of the following: ACT math score of 17 or higher OR an ACT reading score of 17 or higher.
The Graphic Design program at Ferris leads to an associate in applied science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in the major courses and overall.
Students wishing to apply for the bachelor's degree in Graphic Design must complete the associate degree with a minimum 2.7 GPA in the major courses and a minimum 2.0 GPA overall. They must also successfully pass the sophomore portfolio review.
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