Computer Graphic Design

Computer Graphic Design Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

Make a career out of your creativity as a:

  • Renderer
  • Computer graphic consultant
  • Art director
  • Creative director
  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • Technical illustrator

We live in a highly visual world, and graphic designers are the artists who create that world. Visual media is critical to effective communication, especially in the realms of publishing, marketing and public relations. Graphic designers know better than anyone the importance of presentation: no matter how compelling the content, your message runs the risk of being overlooked if it is not presented in a unique, engaging way. But how do you stand out in this competitive field? Begin by pursuing a graphic design degree in Louisville KY from Sullivan University— you’ll build a marketable skill set and discover how to give your work an edge.

Student Portfolio Examples


By the time you graduate from Sullivan University, you will have built up an impressive portfolio of work, from print layouts to animations to web pages to 3-D modeling. You will learn how to master industry-standard graphic design software, specifically the Adobe Creative Suite that includes InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Your graphic design degree will also help you gain an in-depth understanding of important design concepts such as color theory, page layout, proportions, copy writing and more.


Class Title Credit Hours
CGD 325 Graphic Design History
CGD 326 Design Methodology
CGD 327 Writing Copy for Design
CGD 342 Branding
CGD 351 Digital Illustration II
CGD 357 Digital Imagery & Image Making II
CGD 430 Advertising Design
CGD 431 Product Design
CGD 445 Environmental Design
CGD 446 Collective Design
CGD 461 Design Studio/Community Projects
CGD 467 Portfolio
DWD 266 Multi-Media III
DWD Dynamic Web Development Elective
DWD Dynamic Web Development Elective
ENG 102 Composition II
GEO 244 North American Geography
GEO 274 Global Environment
HST 274 American Government
LNG 144 Conversational Spanish I
Elective General Elective
Credit Hours
General Studies Electives (8 Additional Credit Hours)
Students must choose two additional General Education classes from the Social/Behavioral Science category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program. See the Table of Contents to find the complete list of General Education classes and minimum requirements.
Credit Hours for the A.S. degree
Total Credit Hours
Dynamic Web Development Electives
You must select two (2) Dynamic Web Development electives from the following four (4) courses:
DWD 145 Programming Logic
DWD 150 Introduction to Programming
DWD 257 Client Side Programming
DWD 275 Web IV




American Advertising Federation – Louisville Graphic design students at Sullivan University compete each year to win a Louie Award from the Louisville AdFed. The AdFed supports the professional enhancement of all advertising and communications professionals in the Greater Louisville area through informational, educational, social and community programs.

Computer Graphics Society

American Institute of Graphic Arts AIGA is the premier, the professional association for design, is the premier place for design—to discover it, discuss it, understand it, appreciate it and be inspired by it. It is the place designers turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research advanced education and ethical practices. AIGA sets the national agenda for the role of design in its economic, social, political, cultural and creative contexts.

Computer Graphic Design | Bachelor’s

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