Arts and Humanities - Graphic & Interactive Design
 

Arts and Humanities

Graphic and Interactive Design

By providing students with theoretical and classroom experience which closely parallels on-the-job activities, this program prepares students for careers in the graphics industry.

Associate in Arts Degree

Recharging Creative Minds

As a graphics major you'll know what it means to kern type, crop photos, and "lose the widows." You'll become intrigued by art direction, and know a stage is not just for acting it's also for animating. And you'll understand that speaking new languages prepares you for your journey to designing for the World Wide Web. Valencia's A.S. degree program in Graphics Technology prepares graduates for careers in print and advertising design or web and interactive design, giving them the skills they need and insight from real world designers. Graduates have landed jobs in design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, web design firms, interactive design companies and other highly creative environments. Orlando boasts a wide reaching and wildly diverse graphics arts community. Designers here are involved in advertising, band poster design, web design, animation, interface design and everything in between.

Starting With Creative Excellence

With a trusted reputation in the Orlando creative industry, we pride ourselves in educating some of the most talented designers in central Florida. Our students have received recognition in local, regional, national, and even international competitions. Their accomplishments include over 100 ADDY Awards, Florida Print Awards, the Create Awards, the ONE Show, Print Magazine, and Siggraph. And perhaps part of the reason why many local employers are impressed with hiring our graduates is also because we understand what the industry expects from graduates. Real world experience combined with reinforcing various employable skills ranging from the creative process to communication all make the graphics technology program a great start for anyone seeking to start right in a creative career.

 
Bldg 5, Rm 146
407-582-5730 or 407-582-1300 // Fax: 407-582-5436
Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 5pm

 

 

Dean:
Ana J. Caldero

Administrative Assistant to the Dean:
Amy Sorrough

Administrative Assistant to the Dean:
Natalie Sutton

Chair Pre-Major in Architecture:
Professor Allen Watters

Program Advisor AA Pre-Majors Architecture:
Mia Cancarevic

Chair Foreign Languages:
Professor Joseph Menig

Chair Graphic & Interactive Design:
Professor Meg Curtiss

Career Program Advisor Graphic & Interactive Design
Genevieve Hall

Chair Humanities:
Professor Lisa Cole

Program Advisor Communication, Arts, and Humanities
Michael Reid

Chair Interdisciplinary Studies:
Dr. Travis Rodgers