Computer Graphic Design

Computer Graphic Design Associate of Science (A.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.


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.

Graphic Design Courses
Course Class Title Credit Hours
CGD 110 Drawing 3
CGD 115 Introduction to Digital Imaging 3
CGD 131 Color Theory 3
CGD 135 Typography 3
CGD 142 Print I 3
CGD 151 Digital Illustration I 3
CGD 157 Digital Imagery & Image Making I 3
CGD 164 Layout I 3
CGD 169 3-D Modeling 3
CGD 215 Layout II 3
CGD 229 Basic 3D Animation 3
CGD 234 Multi-Media I 3
CGD 242 Print II 3
CGD 243 Web I 3
CGD 244 Graphic Design 3
CGD 256 Multi-Media II 3
CGD 263 Web II 3
CGD 267 Portfolio 3
CGD 269 Externship 3
CGD 204 Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management 4
CSC 118 Computer Applications I 4
DWD 265 Web III 3
ENG 101 Composition I 4
FYE 101 Information Literacy 4
HST 124 Art History I 4
HST 225 Art History II 4
MTH 113 Mathematical Concepts 4
MTH 123 Advanced Mathematics 4
MTH 243 Applied Algebra 4
Elective 3
CGD 250 Video Production
DWD 145 Programming Logic
Credit Hours 99
General Studies Elective (4 Additional Credit Hours) 4
Students must choose one additional General Education class
from the Social/Behavioral Science category. This class is 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.
Total Credit Hours 103

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.

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