The Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design teaches students how to design for print and the web. They will learn the specialized computer and design skills needed to create logos, magazine layouts, brochures, web pages, or any of the limitless design tasks graphic artists are called upon to invent. Graphic designers create the visual world of print and electronic media—from logos to books, magazines to billboards, TV to the Internet. Every package and product, every ad, every sign, every web page, every DVD and every game was designed by someone schooled in the tools and techniques of Graphic Design. Graduates may seek employment as production artists, layout artists, entry-level graphic designers or in-house graphic artists.
The Studio Arts program is designed for those entering or continuing in the field of visual arts, including two- and three-dimensional design, photography, ceramics, glass-blowing, printmaking, painting and drawing. Students gain extensive studio experience in a wide range of media, both, traditional and contemporary, learning from masters of specific visual arts. Individuals are prepared for employment in museums, art centers, galleries, and similar areas; they are also prepared for owning a business in the arts or for personal enrichment in one or more areas of the visual arts. While not designed as a transfer program, courses from the Studio Arts program may be transferable to corresponding programs at four-year colleges and universities.
At the VAC, you will find;
- A roof top glass studio
- 16 studios and lecture halls with state of the art smart technology.
- 7 MAC labs for Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Animation, Photography, Videography and the Fundamentals of Design courses.
- 40,000 piece BB&T Books and Images Library
- Over 2000 square feet of exhibition space is available on the first floor.
TCC Visual Arts Center
340 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704-3707
Phone: (757) 822.1888