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Showcase Your Creative Side with a Graphic Communications Degree

In the graphic communications associate in applied science (AAS) program, you'll hone your skills in graphic design. Coursework focuses on commercial standards in typography, print and digital layouts, interactive and web design, illustration and motion graphics.

You'll learn creative problem-solving methods and complete complex projects for theoretical and real-world clients. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level jobs in a variety of visual communication positions.

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What is Graphic Communications at St. Louis Community College?

The program teaches students how to blend design, illustration, typography and other elements to create effective materials. Professionals in this field produce logos, brochures, advertisements, websites and multimedia content. 

Choose Between Two Career-Focused Tracks

Graduates of the graphic communications program can choose between two career tracks:

Graphic and Interactive Design

This pathway focuses on typography and layout for print, motion design and online and interactive media. Courses include: Web Design I and II, Graphic Design III and IV, and Advanced Motion and Interactive Design.

Illustration and Animation

In this pathway, students learn how to communicate ideas through freehand and digitally-crafted drawings to create motion media designs. Courses include: Editorial and Commercial Illustration, Drawing and Rendering for Graphics, and Fundamentals of Animation.

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What Can You Do with a Graphic Communications Associate Degree?

With a graphic communications associate in applied science degree, you'll have the creative and conceptual skills necessary for entry-level jobs. Potential job titles include:

  • Print technician
  • Illustrator or animator
  • Graphic designer or web designer
  • Interactive designer or package designer
  • Layout artist, display artist or production artist

Several courses in this program are transferrable to four-year universities, making it easier to advance your education and skills.

AAS in Graphic Communications

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.


STLCC's graphic communications associate in applied science degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Graphic Communications Program

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Hands-On Learning

The Digital Arts and Technology Alliance (DATA) supports digital technology courses and workshops. You'll have access to professional-level facilities, and hardware and software to learn the latest techniques.

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Graduate With Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save over $4,700 per year with tuition that's one-third less than other local institutions. Plus, we'll help you navigate scholarship options and financial aid. 

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Ramp Up High-Wage Skills

STLCC offers career-focused programs for high-wage, high-skill and in-demand jobs. STLCC provides opportunities for college transfers, career development and workforce training.

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Schedules Built for Your Busy Life

Fitting a quality education into your busy life is easy with the flexibility STLCC offers, including day and evening classes, in-person and live virtual lectures, as well as online and hybrid options.

Come as you are. See what you become.

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