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.
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.
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.
Associate of Applied Science in Computer Graphic Design
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Graphic Design
|Course||Class Title||Credit Hours|
|CCS100||College Success Strategies||4|
|CCS124||Art History I||4|
|CGD115||Introduction To Digital Imaging||3|
|CCS225||Art History II||4|
|CGD151||Digital Illustration I||3|
|CGD157||Digital Imagery and Image Making I||3|
|CCS156||Speech & Interpersonal Communication
|CGD229||Basic 3D Animation
|Total Credit Hours||103|
|CGD327||Writing Copy for Design||3|
|CGD351||Digital Illustration II
|CGD357||Digital Imagery & Image Making II||3|
|CGD325||Graphic Design History||3|
|DWD||Elective (see below)||3|
|CCS301||North American Geography||4|
|DWD||Elective (see below)||3|
|CGD461||Design Studio/Community Projects||3|
|Total Credit Hours||81|
|Total Credit Hours for
|Total Credit Hours for B.A.||184|
|DWD150||Intro to Programming
|DWD257||Client Side Programming
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.
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 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