Across the spectrum of visual design, from newspapers to web sites, television and more, artists fill the spaces with graphics and designs that move people, that sell products, that impact people on an emotional level.
In the Digital Design Online Diploma program at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division, students are taught the fundamentals of design, including lettering and typography, and graphic design. Students create color composites and renderings, and get the introduction to using computer applications and sophisticated software as design tools to create high-quality layouts and designs.
This program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for career growth and qualify them for entry-level positions, including production or computer artist at newspapers, advertising agencies or television stations.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), “Employment of graphic designers is projected to increase by 13 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. […] With the increased use of the Internet, designers will be needed to create designs and images for portable devices, websites, electronic publications, and video entertainment media.”
The BLS also notes, “Many talented individuals are attracted to careers as graphic designers. Prospects will be best for job applicants with website design and other interactive media experience.”
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).