Associate in Applied Science (AAS),
Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)
Offered through Arts, Design, Humanities & Communication
@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec
Students who enter either the AAS or AFA program will learn graphic design fundamentals using modern technology to learn commercial standards in typography, print and on-screen layout, advertising design, interactive and web design, illustration, and motion graphics. Graduates will have the creative and conceptual skills necessary to be ready for entry-level employment and beyond in a variety of visual communication settings. Skill areas are applicable to graphic designers, illustrators, interactive designers, layout artists, animators, display artists, package designers, and production artists working in digital forms of visual communication.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Graphic Communications is a 64-65 credit-hour program for persons seeking to learn the creative, conceptual and technical design skills necessary for entry-level employment in a variety of visual communication, graphic / interactive design and advertising workplace settings, as well as for transfer to accredited four-year universities.
Students who plan to transfer to a four-year university can choose to pursue the Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) option. The program includes concept origination and development, software training, branding development, point-of-purchase, package and publication design, printing techniques and contemporary processes.
Within the AAS program, there are two options to choose from:
- Graphic and Interactive Design: Learn typography and layout for print, motion design, and online and interactive media.
- Illustration and Animation: Communicate ideas through handmade and digitally crafted conceptual drawings as applied to motion media design.
National Accreditation: STLCC-Florissant Valley and STLCC-Meramec are both accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.
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STLCC-Florissant Valley and STLCC-Meramec are both accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Train on the latest industry-standard software and equipment taught by instructors who work in the profession.
Cost of Attendance
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Program Career and Salary Information
Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at https://scorecard.mo.gov/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.
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