Keiser University

Graphic Arts and Design, AS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Lakeland, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie, Tampa

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Graphic Arts and Design teaches visual communication and computer design skills with an emphasis on multimedia and online delivery. Graphic designers and multimedia practitioners create and deliver communication solutions for clients in a variety of mediums. Although print skills are still a foundation of design, employers and clients expect today’s designer to be competent in web communications, video production, and newer technologies that are just now beginning to emerge. Successful candidates do not need to have existing art or computer skills. Opportunities exist in design and multimedia for artists, technicians, problem-solvers, and good communicators.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

  • To instruct students in page layout, advertising, multimedia, video editing, web design, illustration, and other emerging visual communication technologies
  • To prepare students to use a variety of computer formats to create marketable communication solutions
  • To assist students in gaining employment in advertising and marketing firms, print and electronic publication companies, video/film industry and in-house graphics departments

Prerequisites for Major Courses


Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Design and Multimedia, students must earn 80.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows.

Graphic Arts and Design Courses (72.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Graphic Arts 4.0 credit hours
Introduction to Marketing and Self-Promotion 4.0 credit hours
2D Illustration and Image Editing I 4.0 credit hours
2D Illustration and Image Editing II 4.0 credit hours
Layout and Composition 4.0 credit hours
3D Modeling 4.0 credit hours
Animation I 4.0 credit hours
Multimedia Production II 4.0 credit hours
Multimedia Production III 4.0 credit hours
Electronic Delivery Systems I 4.0 credit hours
Electronic Delivery Systems II 4.0 credit hours
Electronic Delivery Systems III 4.0 credit hours
Applied Multimedia and Design 4.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours) (pdf file)
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* An Associate of Science Degree is considered a terminal degree and is not transferable.

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly, Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N., Nursing Graduate

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios, Medical Assisting Graduate

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores, BA in Accounting Graduate

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella, MBA Graduate

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C, MS in Physician Assistant Graduate

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon, Criminal Justice Graduate

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou, Histotechnology Graduate

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams, BA in Business Administration Graduate

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I have been going to another school before, dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information that I need. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor, Medical Assisting Graduate

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley, Information Technology Graduate

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Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

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