GCC's Digital Art program emphasizes the role of computer technology in creative expression. Courses will develop your skills in animation, digital video, graphic design and web design, as well as more traditional techniques such as photography and drawing. You will also gain experience in major graphic design software including Photoshop and Illustrator.
Did you know that a majority of the Digital Art program can be completed online?
- Digital Art AAS (50% or more can be completed online)
Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!
You will have access to GCC's Digital Art Lab featuring state of the art Mac Computers and industry-standard software for illustration, photo editing, page layout, animation, website design and more. Internship opportunities with local businesses and the student design group AppleCore offers hands-on experience to supplement your coursework.
After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:
- Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
- Art Directors
- Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
- Artists and Related Workers, All Other
- Commercial and Industrial Designers
- Designers, All Other
- Fashion Designers
- Graphic Designers
- Interior Designers
- Multimedia Artists and Animators
- Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
- Set and Exhibit Designers
Please contact our Career Center for more information.
Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.
If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.
To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.
Transfer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Art Institute of Pittsburgh*
- Canisius College*
- Daemen College
- Hilbert College
- St. John Fisher College*
- SUNY Alfred State College
- SUNY College at Brockport
- SUNY College at Fredonia
- SUNY College at Purchase
*GCC has current transfer agreements with the above noted institutions.