Express your creativity to the world. If you enjoy making videos, designing graphics to communicate a concept, digital storytelling, animation or experimenting with color, imagery and type, this is the place to start. Utilizing industry standard software applications, students will explore multiple modes of visual communication including foundations of design, digital photography, video production and animation.

This degree encourages creative problem solving while learning the necessary digital tools to communicate visually across multiple platforms.  Students will develop a professional portfolio of work that demonstrates real-world projects to prepare for the work place or transfer to earn a Bachelor’s degree. 

This is a dynamic, fast paced Associate Degree taught by industry professionals. Courses are offered on campus, hybrid and online delivery modes. Due to the intensive format, many classes in the major course of study are eight weeks in length. The degree is designed for transfer to many four-year colleges in the New England area. 

Why Great Bay?

Classes are taught by industry professionals. Designed for transfer to 4 year colleges in New England. Flexible program with 8 week intensive classes delivered on campus, hybrid and online.

Career Options

Prepares students for entry level careers in graphic communication in print, video, the web and animation.

First Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
FYE115GFine Arts101
ENGL110GCollege Composition I404
DGMT115GIntroduction to Graphic Design223
MATH150GCollege Algebra404
SOCI120GSociety and Technological Change303
Total Credits15

First Year – Spring Semester

First Year – Summer Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
 Lab Science Elective334
 Liberal Arts Elective303
Total Credits7

Second Year – Fall Semester

Second Year – Spring Semester

Total Overall Credits : 69

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program of study, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of graphic design as visual communication.
  • Demonstrate and apply theories of aesthetics to functional objects, websites, motion graphics, brand communication and interactive games.
  • Employ creative problem solving in projects that simulate real-world applications.
  • Understand the principles and applications of motion and interactivity in the user experience.
  • Describe and apply current theories of usability and functionality in digital media, game or web design.
  • Explain the history of simulation, gaming, or graphic communication.
  • Articulate the role of the artist, designer, programmer and storyteller in technically mediated communication.
  • Demonstrate technical mastery in the student’s area of concentration via a professional portfolio.


Contact an Admissions Representative at (603) 427-7600 ex 7500 or gbadmissions@ccsnh.edu