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From quaint Victorian homes to stunning high-rise hotels, the "queen city" is one of the country's fastest growing areas, with its proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains and North Carolina beaches. This bustling southern city of 1.3 million people is a thriving home to the lively arts.

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Art of Cooking (C) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Art of Cooking program, you'll focus on cooking skills, baking, pastry, and American regional cuisine. You'll learn plating and presentation as you build upon your cooking experience.

Baking & Pastry (C) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Baking & Pastry program, you'll gain hands-on baking skills. Emphasis is placed on fundamental pastry and bread-baking techniques, in addition to all-purpose baking, desserts, cake decoration, and pastry arts. To complement your culinary techniques, you'll learn critical thinking and business essentials. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as line cook and pantry cook (garde manger).

Culinary Arts (AAS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Culinary Arts program, you'll gain practical experience in the kitchen while studying the business of cost control, sanitation and safety, menu and beverage management, nutrition, and kitchen management. You'll learn to produce food quickly and in quantity while working with others.

Culinary Arts Management (BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Culinary Arts Management program, you'll focus on what it takes to manage a kitchen, restaurant, or catering operation. You'll study communications, training, leadership, management, accounting, marketing, financial management, and employee relations. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as restaurant manager or catering manager in restaurants, hospitals, cruise ships, and banquet facilities.

Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Digital Filmmaking & Video Production program provides the basics to help aspiring videographers understand nuances of digital filmography. You'll gain knowledge of shooting, directing, and editing digital pieces using industry-related software and equipment. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as digital or film videographer.

Digital Image Management (C) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Please seen an associate for more information regarding this program.

Fashion Marketing (AAS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Fashion Marketing program, you'll fine-tune your fashion buying and marketing skills. The program prepares you to choose your own direction as you learn from fashion professionals and study merchandise presentation, visual merchandising, retailing, and buying. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as assistant fashion buyer, fashion merchandiser, retail store manager, or runway coordinator.

Fashion Marketing & Management (BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Fashion Marketing & Management program, you'll fine-tune your fashion buying and marketing skills. The program familiarizes you with merchandise presentation, visual merchandising, retailing, store management, and buying. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as retail and wholesale sales, stylist, management trainee, or visual merchandiser in department stores, boutiques, and designer showrooms.

Fashion Retailing (C) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Graphic Design (AAS/BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Graphic Design program, you'll study design, typography, and color theory. Industry-specific software is utilized to help you learn to create everything from logos and posters to packaging, Web sites, and corporate identity packages. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as advertising designer, computer artist, freelance artist, graphic designer, or layout artist.

Interior Design (AAS/BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Interior Design program, you'll study the design, safety, and usability issues of creating the spaces that we live, work, and play within. Coursework focuses on space planning, traffic patterns, and the colors, surfaces, and furnishings that make surroundings comfortable and livable. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as draftsperson, facilities planner, interior designer/decorator, or space planner.

Photography (BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Photography program teaches you composition, lighting, and equipment use. Darkroom techniques, color, and design are explored both on location and in a studio. You'll develop business skills as you fine-tune your eye for detail. Both digital and film will be utilized. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as commercial photographer, digital photographer, industrial photographer, photo lab technician, or photojournalist.

Web Design (C) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Web Design program, you'll study HTML scripting, designing graphics for the screen, Web site development using current applications, operating systems, network technology, web animation, and desktop editing skills. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as Web site designer, Web artist, Web producer, Web site developer, and multimedia producer.

Web Design & Development (C) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Web Design & Interactive Communications (C) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Web Design & Interactive Media (AAS/BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Enter the fast-evolving field of Web design and interactive media. Our Web Design & Interactive Media program is the right choice if you are looking to combine your individual artistic abilities with complex technological skills. This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content.

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