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Bachelor of Graphic Design (BS)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University

The Bachelor of Graphic Design (BS) program provide students with a set of skills, technical knowledge, and theory in both art and design history provide a foundation to create effective visual communications pieces produced for the print industry. Other key components to design include manipulating graphics, styling text, and arranging visual elements. The Bachelor of Graphic Design (BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Graphic Design (BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Graphic Design:

    Publication Design
    Press Production
    Professional Portfolio Presentation
    Photography for Graphic Design
    Advertising Concepts
    Digital Illustration
    Digital Imaging
    Page Layout
    Environmental Graphics
    Professional Development for Design
    Project Management for Graphic Design
    Creative Thinking
    Presentation Techniques
    Computer Systems
    3D Modeling
    Product and Package Design
    Rendering and Illustration
    Web Design
    Business of Graphic Design
    History of Design
    Interactive Animation

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Graphic Design:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Graphic Design graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Graphic Design

Job Description Bachelors in Graphic Design

An individual who performs Graphic Design Production, typically Graphic Designers, will assist in the design, production and release of printed materials for businesses. Graphic Designers usually design for catalogs, magazines, newspapers and direct mail literature. They work with other designers and artists to set production timelines and produce printed materials.

Skills Success

  • Artistic Abilities
  • Technical Skill
  • Communication Ability
  • Organizational Skill
  • Problem Solving Ability

Employment Opportunities for Graphic Design

  • Most graphic designers work in specialized design services; advertising and related services; printing and related support activities; or newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers. Other designers produce computer graphics for computer systems design firms or motion picture production firms. A small number of designers also work in engineering services or for management, scientific, and technical consulting firms.

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • Art Directors Club (ADC)

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