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Sessions College for Professional Design:
Founded in 1997, Sessions College for Professional Design is an online arts and design school based in Tempe, Arizona that offers associate degree programs and certificate programs in art and design fields that include Graphic Design, Web Design, Multimedia Arts, Fine Arts, and more. The school is one of the leading online colleges and the first fully online accredited school of design and new media. Appropriate for beginner and experienced designers, Sessions College helps students establish careers in design and helps experienced designers push their existing career forward and in new creative directions. Sessions College is recognized for its all-star instructors, high-quality curriculum, and innovations in online education.

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Associate in Graphic Design Degree Program

A graphic designer is a visual communicator, creating images to convey ideas. In branding, marketing, advertising, and publishing, the graphic designer creates content to communicate with the customer. Good graphic design is what makes a brand inviting, information accessible, a message coherent.

The Associate of Occupational Studies in Graphic Design program is an intensive two-year program with six 15-week semesters. Part-time schedules are also available. As one of the most rigorous and career-focused graphic design degree programs offered online, Sessions College AOS program will challenge your creativity and prepare you for a succeImage of Online Design Degree & Certificate Programsssful career in graphic design.

Associate in Web Design Degree Program
A good Web designer is able to balance the business goals of companies and clients with the diverse needs of Web users. In addition to having an artistic vision, success in the field requires strong project management, technical, and communication skills.

The Associate of Occupational Studies in Web Design program is an intensive two-year program with six 15-week semesters. Part-time schedules are also available. Earn your Associate degree in Web design in a program that channels your creativity. The Sessions College AOS program is one of the most rigorous, career-focused Web design degree programs offered online.

Associate in Digital Media Degree Program
The Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) program is a two-year program with six 15-week semesters. Part-time schedules are also available. The program is designed with a specific career focus. A digital media artist communicates with visual design and moving images. By combining digital design techniques with video, animation, and 3D modeling, you can create engaging multimedia for a host of industries and audiences. Students who complete the Digital Media degree program online quickly build skills for this growing creative field.

Online Certificate Programs:

Certificate in Graphic Design
Are you looking to develop your skills as a visual designer in publishing or branding/advertising? The Graphic Design program will help you build a foundation in design and learn the industry-standard software programs as you craft a portfolio of graphic design work to show potential employers.

Professional Certificate projects include poster design, logo and identity design, magazine and book layout, imaging for the Web, retouching, compositing, digital illustration, CD covers, advertising design, packaging design, and promotion design.

Concentrations in Print Design and Brand Identity are available with the Advanced Professional Certificate program. These concentrations will help you build a creative portfolio in logo design, advertising design, packaging design, publication layout, and more as you strengthen your portfolio.

Certificate in Web Design
he online Web DePhotos of Sessions College for Professional Designsign Professional Certificate program was created so you can enter the exciting field of Web design. Whether you're you looking to start a freelance Web design career or join a Web development team the Web Design program will empower you with a professional portfolio of work and give you the skills you need in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, and more. With a variety of Advanced Concentrations available, a Sessions Web Design Certificate program can prepare you for such careers as Web Designer, E-commerce Site Developer, Production Coordinator, Flash Media Designer, Production Director, Web Production Manager, Webmaster, Web Media Designer, Information Architect, or Interactive Production Artist.

Professional Certificate projects include digital retouching and compositing, XHTML page markup, CSS-based layout and typography, home page and navigation design, Flash graphics and animations, mouseover effects, competitive analysis, site maps, wireframes, mood boards, color palettes, blog layout, motion graphics, portfolio site design.

The Advanced Certificate Concentrations in Advanced Web and Flash Design help you build a creative portfolio in standards-based Web design or Web animation and motion graphics.

Certificate in Multimedia Arts
The Multimedia Arts program gives students core training in multPicture of Online Design Degree & Certificate Programsimedia art and design. Are you looking to explore interactive design and animation—or develop multimedia content for Web? The Multimedia Arts program will help you build a foundation, learn the industry-standard software programs, and craft a portfolio of interactive work to show potential employers.

Professional Certificate projects include digital imaging and compositing, Flash graphics and interface design, digital video production, color and typography studies, Flash Web site development, video editing, and motion graphics design.

The Advanced Professional Certificate program offers the opportunity to deepen your interactive portfolio. Concentrations in Flash Design or Web Design help you build a creative portfolio in Flash animation and interactive applications or standards-based Web design.

Certificate in Digital Arts
The Digital Arts program helps students discover their artistry in traditional and digital media. Are you looking to do creative work in digital photography, digital imaging, or illustration? The Digital Arts program wilImages of Sessions College for Professional Designl help you build a foundation in art, learn the industry-standard software programs, and craft a portfolio of creative work.

Professional Certificate projects include digital retouching, collage, and compositing, digital photography, vector and traditional illustration, color and composition studies, art criticism and analysis, and advanced Photoshop imaging.

The Advanced Professional Certificate level offers the opportunity to deepen your artistic portfolio. Concentrations in Digital Photography and Illustration help you build a creative portfolio in photography, imaging, and line art.

Certificate in Marketing Design
The online Marketing Design Professional Certificate program prepared you with the skills for corporate, advertising, and promotional design. Are you looking to design marketing or identity pieces for large companies or small businesses? The Marketing Design program will help you craft a portfolio of marketing design work to show potential employers and build your skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and PowerPoint. Professional Certificate projects include image retouching and compositing, vector graphics and illustrations, presentation design, color and typography studies, logo design, print and display advertising, and visual identity and brand development.

This program is appropriate for designers with career interests including Graphics Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Manager, Brand Identity Designer, Brand Manager, Internet Marketing Manager, Logo Designer, Art Director, New Media Specialist, Creative Director, Desktop Publisher, Pre-press Specialist Production Artist, Production Coordinator, Production Director, Production Manager, Graphic Designer, Graphic Design Instructor, Illustrator.

Certificate in Fine Art
The online Fine Arts Certificate program provides students with a foundation in art theory and technique. Core theory courses build a vocabulary in the visual arts, exploring the purpose and methodology of art-making. At the beginning of the program, digital photography training ensures that students can capture their artwork as well as use photography for art. Drawing classes instill a rigorous, traditional approach to representing still life and human figure subjects with attention to critical concepts of line, mass, form, perspective, value, and composition.The online Fine Arts Certificate program provides students with a foundation in art theory and technique. Core theory courses build a vocabulary in the visual arts, exploring the purpose and methodology of art-making. At the beginning of the program, digital photography training ensures that students can capture their artwork as well as use photography for art. Drawing classes instill a rigorous, traditional approach to representing still life and human figure subjects with attention to critical concepts of line, mass, form, perspective, value, and composition.

Certificate in Game Art
The Game Art Professional Certificate program provides students with a foundation in 3D modeling, imaging, and animation for video games. Core theory courses explore the challenging modeling, texturing, and animating 3D characters and environments using Autodesk Maya and Photoshop. Elective courses provide an array of options for development in game art, game design, as well as digital art, fine arts, and design.

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