Graphic and Interactive Design

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Graphic and Interactive Design Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in print design, advertising design, web design or interactive design.

As a graphics student, you’ll learn what it means to kern type, crop photos and “lose the widows.” From the creative process to interpersonal communication, our students receive hands-on experience and learn employable skills that prepare them to enter directly into a career. 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.

Specializations Available:

  • Graphic Design
  • Interactive Design

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Program Details

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other program details in the official college catalog.


Related Certificates

Valencia College certificate programs can put you on the fast track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

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64 credits

You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor’s.

More career options. Increased opportunities to advance in your field. A bachelor’s degree at 2/3 the cost of a Florida public university. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership at Valencia College lets you build on your associate degree and prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field or the industry of your choice. Enroll with an associate degree or at least 60 credit hours. Contact a career program advisor to learn more.

Career Outlook

Learn How To

  • Layout and create graphic elements for user interfaces (UI) and design web pages.
  • Layout and create graphic elements for publications, advertisements, and other printed collateral.
  • Create advertising campaigns; including branding, printed collateral, websites, social media, and user interfaces.

Job Outlook

Combining the fundamentals of good design with proficiency in new computer and multimedia technologies, talented graphic designers are in more demand than ever. Our graduates have landed jobs in design studios, advertising agencies, marketing and public relations firms, printing and publishing companies, web design firms, interactive design companies and other highly creative environments. There are also many freelance opportunities.

Potential Careers

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Advertising Designer
  • Brand Designer
  • User Interface (UI) Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Interactive Designer
  • Illustrator (digital and traditional)
  • Front-end Web Developer
$28,000 – $40,000

Placement Rate

The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95%, according to the latest FETPIP data.

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