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Graphic Design

Add Graphic Design Skills to Your Portfolio

Graphic designers get to work in many different types of fields. Take this 12-credit microcredential and add a flexible, in-demand skill to your portfolio.



Credits to earn a microcredential and add a new skill to your resume


Semesters of part-time study which includes four 7-week accelerated remote courses for most students 


your graphic design credits into our Visual Arts A.S. degree program

What You'll Study in our Graphic Design Microcredential Program

Boost your marketability, advance your career and enhance your skills with our 4-course microcredential program in graphic design. You'll focus on design theory and practice, including effective use of industry standard Adobe software like InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

Don't want to stop there? You'll have a head start on our associate degree in Visual Arts. Our visual arts alumni have pursued careers in fashion design, interior design, product design, museum and gallery work, art restoration, arts administration, art therapy, display design, animation, graphic design, photography and studio art.


Courses you'll take:

ART 110: Two-Dimensional Design
A foundational studio course that addresses visual dynamics on the 2D picture plane.

ART 140: Foundations of Graphic Design
Intro to the history of digital media and the practical applications of design using digital images.

ART 145: Graphic Design: Layout & Typography
Learn InDesign and explore typefaces, fonts and layout design in this introductory course.

ART 264: Web Design
Intro to HTML and CSS markup languages, Javascript, and software for creating websites.



Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601