Associate in Arts Degree

Graphic Design Concentration


The Graphic Design concentration provides foundation courses needed for transfer and articulates precisely with the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth Visual Design–Graphic Design option. Students may also choose to transfer to other colleges or universities to continue their art studies.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

First Semester Credits
ENL101 M 3
ART125   3
ART100 M 3
ART101 M 3
ART171 M 3
Second Semester Credits
ENL102   3
ART200 M 3
ART207   3
ART136   3
ART134   3
ART219   1
Third Semester Credits
    Natural or Physical Science 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
ART218 M 3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 or 4
ART137   3
Fourth Semester Credits
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
ART231   3
ART208 M 3
    Natural or Physical Science 3 or 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
Total Credits 62–64

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

Career Outlook

The Graphic Design concentration prepares students to continue their studies and complete a bachelor's degree. There are some entry-level positions in print shops, advertising agencies, publication or packaging firms that may require some basic layout and pre-press skills. Employment as a designer is rare with an Associate's degree. Students are encouraged to continue their studies.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

Articulation Agreements

Upon completion of the Graphic Design concentration as outlined, students are guaranteed the transfer of credits to:

For details regarding these Articulation and Transfer Agreements and others, please visit Transfer Advising.