The saa Associate Degree Program is a two-year program that leads to an Associate Degree of Applied Business in Advertising Art. Each and every course is related to the study of design and advertising. The program consists of design courses that focus on creativity, typography, graphic design, photography, web design, traditional illustration, digital illustration, 3D illustration, animation, video, art direction, and professional development. Students learn the latest versions of the Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, and After Effects, as well as Maxon Cinema 4D and Microsoft Office.
Six academic courses are required, and are listed below. Through these courses, students learn the principles of writing for advertising, as well as presentation skills. Students investigate advertising trends, and they discover how historically significant painting, sculpture, and artifacts can be used in today’s artistic environments. For more information, please contact saa’s Director of Education at 877 300 9866.
- English Composition
- History of Art
- History of Advertising
- Professional Presentation
During Year Two, students complete a four-week graphic design externship. Students are placed at local design firms, print shops, and marketing departments, where they have the opportunity to be involved in creative brainstorming, designing, and production.
bachelor degree options
Transfer your saa Associate Degree and earn a Bachelor Degree in approximately two years or less at the following colleges. Transferability of credits is determined individually by each college.
- Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [AIP]
- Art Institute of Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia [AIA]
- American InterContinental University – London, England [AIU]
- Art Institute of California – San Francisco [AICSF, California]
- Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [AIP-Online]
- Antioch University Midwest – Yellow Springs, Ohio
Contact Jessica Barry at 877 300 9866 x 114 for more information.