The Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Graphic Design program offered by Sessions College is a comprehensive two-year online degree program designed for individuals aspiring to pursue careers as graphic designers with a focus on print design. Here's an overview of the program:

Program Overview:

  • The AOS in Graphic Design is a 72-credit program completed over two years.
  • It is suitable for high school graduates and adult learners looking to enter the field of graphic design.
  • The program offers a strong foundation in graphic design and contemporary design practices and media.
  • First-year studies focus on developing proficiency in the traditional elements of art and design, while second-year classes emphasize the development of a professional design process and exploration of various media, including advanced graphic design and layout projects, print production, and branding and marketing concepts.

Program Curriculum:

  • The curriculum includes courses covering various aspects of graphic design, including Photoshop, design foundations, drawing, logo design, Illustrator, digital photography, InDesign, typography, history of art, general psychology, graphic design principles, print production, HTML and CSS, packaging design, logo design, UX/UI design, and a graphic design capstone and portfolio review.
  • Elective courses allow students to tailor their learning experience to their interests and career goals.

Program Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the program, students develop competencies in art/design principles, technology, research/history, design process, project execution, critical thinking and writing, and portfolio development.

The AOS in Graphic Design program at Sessions College is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed as graphic designers in various professional contexts, particularly in print design.

Financial aid

Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.


Sessions College

Sessions College for Professional Design, founded in 1997, is a leading online education provider offering Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate Degrees, and Certificates in diverse creative fields. Accredited by DEAC and Middle States Commission, the college emphasizes industry-relevant, project-based learning, serving a global community of adult learners from over 90 countries. Recognized for excellence in online education, Sessions College prepares students for successful careers in dynamic creative industries.

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