Graphic Design

Program Goals Statement

This program provides a strong foundation in drawing and design, preparing students for transfer into a senior institution and a career in graphic design, Web and multimedia design, advertising design, and electronic imaging. Students utilize traditional media and computer graphics within a structured curriculum. Studio courses emphasize visual perception, creative thinking, aesthetics, technical skills, and exploration of the design process, and applications to professional practice.

Program Information

  • Students develop their creative and technical potential while building a strong portfolio for use in transferring or towards the job market. 
  • Classes use industry-standard software and hardware in dedicated design computer lab and studio.

Additional information

  • Sequencing: Students should plan to complete all Studio Foundation program courses before taking any Advanced Studio courses.
  • Students should contact Program coordinator for advising. 

After Bristol

  • Recent graduates have transferred to Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, UMass Dartmouth, and others. Graduates transfer to four-year BFA programs in graphic design, digital media, Web design, media arts, animation and illustration, as well as art education.
  • Bristol participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current Bristol articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Ethical Dimensions, Historical Awareness, Multicultural Perspective, Oral Communication

Degree Requirements

Elective Courses

Course #
Title
Credits
Scientific Reasoning and Discovery Elective - Lab  +
4
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
7

Advanced Studio

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
26
Total credits:
65

Course Sequencing

Consider taking Gen Ed or studio courses to reduce semester load.

Item #
Title
Credits
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17
Item #
Title
Credits
Scientific Reasoning and Discovery Elective - Lab  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
13

Overview

Program

Degree

Associate in Arts

Campus

Degree Offered

Associate in Arts in Art Transfer (Graphic Design)

Program Contact

Marisa Millard
Program Coordinator 
Marisa.Millard@BristolCC.edu

Jennifer Puniello
Dean of Arts and Humanities
Jennifer.Puniello@BristolCC.edu

Avis Rupert
Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities
Avis.Rupert@BristolCC.edu