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Advertising (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Advertising is a creative profession within the commercial realm. In the Advertising program, you'll study art direction, copywriting, and account supervision, and you'll learn both the creative and business side of advertising. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as account manager, copywriter, or assistant art director.

Baking & Pastry (AS) 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 (AS) 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 Management (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Arts Management program, you'll focus on 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 Design (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Digital Design program, you'll study drawing, design fundamentals, lettering and typography, and graphic design. Build a portfolio as you create color composites, renderings, and learn mechanical preparation. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as production and design positions with advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporate communications departments, and printing companies.

Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (AS/BS) 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.

Entertainment Design (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Entertainment design needs to have a special spark. It must reach an audience and quickly communicate a message. In the Entertainment Design program, you'll study design, layout, and color theory as you learn to create eye-catching designs. Industry-related software is utilized to help you gain experience as you create designs for everything from posters and advertisements to Web sites. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as production and design positions with advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporate communications departments, and printing companies.

Fashion & Retail Management (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Fashion & Retail Management program teaches you to develop, analyze, and implement sales strategies, including buying and merchandising practices, inventory control, and cost analysis. You'll also learn about coordinating runway shows, sales consultation, and working with manufacturers' representatives. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as retail and wholesale sales, stylist, management trainee, and visual merchandiser.

Fashion Design (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Fashion Design program, you'll develop skills in design and patternmaking. You'll learn both traditional and computer generated design as you develop your own sense of design and style. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as costume designer, assistant fashion buyer, fashion designer, or seamstress.

Game Art & Design (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Game Art & Design program, you'll learn the art and design skills needed to get into the gaming field. You'll use your talents to create applications used within the business, education, training, and entertainment industries. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as modelers, storyboard artists, animation artists, 3-D illustrators, digital artists, FX artists, video post-production artists, broadcast graphics designers, and game designers.

Graphic Design (AS/BS) 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.

Hotel & Restaurant Management (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Hotel and Restaurant Management program, you'll study the skills needed to pursue management positions inside of hotels and restaurants. Coursework focuses on communications, training, leadership, management, human resources, technology, accounting, marketing, financial management, and customer relations. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as restaurant manager or catering manager in restaurants, cruise ships, and banquet facilities.

Industrial Design (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
From the watches we wear to the cars we drive, industrial designers have a hand in nearly everything we use. In the Industrial Design program, you'll learn to balance aesthetics and engineering as you develop product to practicality using specialized software programs. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as car designer, furniture designer, product designer, special effects artist, or theme park designer.

Industrial Design Technology (AS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Industrial Design Technology program, you'll gain a foundation in the design and creative process by learning how products work and how they are made. You'll study end user interface and problem solving, and experience hands-on learning using tools, materials, and 2- and 3-D software. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as junior or staff designer, assistant, intern, or studio assistant.

Interior Design (BS) 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.

Kitchen & Bath Design (AS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Please see an associate for more information regarding this program.

Media Arts & Animation (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Media Arts & Animation program, you'll develop a strong foundation in drawing, design, and illustration in order to produce traditional 2-D formats. Then you'll move into computer generated 3-D formats that make characters and objects come alive. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as animator, computer animator, digital media producer, special effects artist, background designer, computer artist, layout artist, or video game artist.

Photography (AS/BS) 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.

Residential Planning (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Residential Planning Program provides an overview of interior space planning, historic and contemporary styles, space planning, and kitchen and bath planning. You'll also work with industry-related software to study the basics of drafting and computer-aided design. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as planners/designers or support personnel in interior design studios, including those of material and supply companies and design firms.

The Art of Cooking (D) 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. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as line cook or pantry cook.

Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Visual Effects & Motion Graphics program helps you to learn how to use your creativity to produce attention-grabbing communication design for film, television, and the Web. Visual effects are responsible for movie trailers, opening film credits, television commercials, animated network identities, and short promos. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as production assistant, assistant designer, visual effect specialist, or broadcast design assistant.

Web Design (D) 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 & Interactive Media (AS/BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Enter the fast-evolving field of Web design and interactive media. Our Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science Degree 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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