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Art and Graphic Design

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Art – AA  (Program Outcome)
Art – AA emphasis in Graphic Design (Program Outcome)
Graphic Design – AAS Certificate (Program Outcome) (Gainful employment info)


Associate of Arts
Associate of Applied Science

Associate of Arts

The Highland associate of arts degree in art (AA) provides the essential background knowledge for a student to succeed in the field of studio art, painting, drawing, and design. The program provides comprehensive study of art, including art history and modern art, with studio experience. This HCC program is designed for a student pursuing a baccalaureate degree in visual art. However, it is also possible to start a career by applying the skills learned in this two-year program.

Graphic Design

Associate of Applied Science
Highland’s graphic design associate of applied science program (AAS) is designed to provide entry-level job skills necessary in the graphic design field. By using HCC’s state-of-the-art computer software, students discover and master the fundamentals of typography, layout, and design, while creating projects. Students also explore web site design, animation, and multimedia.

Possible Career Paths

Art majors may pursue careers as illustrators, graphic designers, package designers, commercial designers, architectural designers, art historians, professional artists, and art educators.

Contact Fine Arts Department

Our Art and Graphic Design Faculty

Robert Apolloni, Art faculty
Sam Tucibat, Graphic design faculty
Reed Bakken, Pottery faculty

Scholarship Opportunities

View all of our scholarships here.

Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032


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