Computer Graphic Design

[make it visual]

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 Tech— you’ll build a marketable skillset and discover how to give your work an edge.

[our grads do more than cut and paste]

Sullivan Tech’s Graphic Design program is more than just a quick internet tutorial. We train professional graphic designers, with the latest technology, to create stunning work. Our graduates learn to create messages that resonate in unique and engaging ways. Because here at Sullivan Tech, we make it happen.

Curriculum

Overview

By the time you graduate from Sullivan Tech, 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 Louisville graphic design degree will also help you gain an in-depth understanding of important design concepts such as color theory, page layout, proportions, copywriting and more.

Programs

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Graphic Design

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Graphic Design

Courses
A.A.S. Course Work
Associates
Course Class Title Credit Hours
CCS100 College Success Strategies 4
CCS113 Basic Mathematics 4
CCS117 Computer Fundamentals 4
CCS124 Art History I 4
CGD110 Drawing 3
CGD115 Introduction To Digital Imaging 3
CCS123 College Mathematics
4
CCS225 Art History II 4
CGD131 Color Theory 3
CGD142 Print I 3
CGD135 Typography 3
CCS126 English 4
CCS143 Algebra I 4
CGD151 Digital Illustration I 3
CGD164 Layout I 3
CGD157 Digital Imagery and Image Making I 3
CGD244 Graphic Design
3
CGD215 Layout II 3
CCS156 Speech & Interpersonal Communication
4
CGD243 Web I 3
CGD234 Multi-Media I 3
CGD169 3D-Modeling 3
CGD256 Multi-Media II
3
CCS246 Professional Development
4
CGD242 Print II 3
CGD263 Web II 3
CGD/DWD CGD/DWD Elective 3
CGD229 Basic 3D Animation
3
DWD265 Web III 3
CGD267 Portfolio 3
CGD269 Externship 3
Total Credit Hours 103

B.A. Course Work
Bachelor’s
CGD327 Writing Copy for Design 3
CGD326 Design Methodology 3
CGD351 Digital Illustration II
3
CCS332 General Psychology
4
CGD357 Digital Imagery & Image Making II 3
CGD325 Graphic Design History 3
CCS229 Environmental Psychology 4
CCS228 Composition I 4
CGD342 Branding 3
DWD266 Multi-Media III
3
CCS330 Composition II
4
CCS445 Conversational Spanish 4
CGD430 Advertising Design
3
CGD431 Product Design 3
CCS402 Sociology 4
CCS435 American Government 4
CGD445 Environmental Design
3
DWD Elective (see below) 3
CGD446 Collective Design
3
CCS301 North American Geography 4
DWD Elective (see below) 3
CCS365 Human Ecology 4
CGD461 Design Studio/Community Projects 3
CGD467 Portfolio 3
Total Credit Hours 81
Total Credit Hours for
A.A.S. (above)
103
Total Credit Hours for B.A. 184
Electives
DWD145 Programming Logic 3
DWD150 Intro to Programming
3
DWD257 Client Side Programming
3
DWD275 Web IV 3

Student Portfolio Examples
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American Advertising Federation – Louisville Graphic design students at SCTD 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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Meet the Chair

Erin O’Mara

Erin O’Mara serves as the current chairperson of the Graphic Design program and department. Ms. O’Mara has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Morehead State University; most of her coursework focused on the skills involved in graphic design.

SCTD has a really hands-on approach in all facets of the CNA program. I honestly don’t think I would be in the job I am in if I did not have my degree.
– John Smith

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