Founded in 1983, SAA delivers a focused curriculum that provides students with the training and skills needed to succeed as professional graphic designers. SAA has strong recognition in the advertising community, with students regularly earning awards in local, regional, and national design competitions. Externships provide businesses with a preview of SAA student talent, and SAA’s dedication to career services is unparalleled. With a placement rate of 93-100% for the last 3 years*, SAA has a strong reputation among employers for educating Hybrid Designers who are creative and prepared for the demands of the advertising industry.
The small college environment at SAA [10-20 students per class] means instructors know each student by first name and are available for one-on-one feedback. Instructors are professionals who work in the advertising industry and sincerely care about student success. High standards of both grading and attendance ensure that students are ready to be working design professionals upon completion of SAA’s two-year associate degree program. SAA graduates are creative designers with highly sought-after web design abilities as well as strong illustration, photography, and graphic design skills.
SAA’s location in Kettering offers a safe environment for living, working, and studying. The suburban area includes apartments, parks, shops, and restaurants, as well as a public library and post office all within walking distance of the college.
Focused curriculum, an outstanding reputation in the industry, small class sizes, dedicated instructors, a safe learning environment, and strong career services—SAA is a solid investment in your future.
*100% of graduates eligible for career services, who began the program on August 31, 2012 (51 of 51), gained employment in the advertising field by June 24, 2015. 100% of graduates eligible for career services who began the program on August 26, 2013 (52 out of 52) gained employment in the advertising field by June 30, 2016. 93% of graduates eligible for career services, who began the program on August 25, 2014 (50 of 54), gained employment in the advertising field by July 30, 2017.