The SAA design 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, illustration, video and motion design, art direction, and professional development. Students learn the latest versions of the Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, and After Effects, as well as CSS and HTML.
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.
During Year Two, students complete a four-week graphic design Externship. The Externship is a mandatory part of their education and students receive course credit for their participation.
Students are placed at local design firms, web design firms, corporate in-house design departments, non-profit corporations, and printers where they receive real world experience as a professional graphic designer. Learn more about the program.
Although SAA is accredited, there is no guarantee that other colleges will accept credit or credit hours for coursework completed at SAA. Transferability of credits is determined individually by each college.
Contact the Director of Education at 877 300 9866 for more information.