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Art Degrees

ART, ANIMATION & GAME DESIGN, GRAPHIC DESIGN and THREE DIMENSIONAL PRODUCT DESIGN

Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 284 | Fax: (989) 275-6727 | Email: admissions@kirtland.edu

Program Advisor

Mary Kehoe, Academic Advisor
(989) 275-5000, ext. 440
mary.kehoe@kirtland.edu

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Want an animated or art-filled future?  Have an edge with nationally accredited instructors! Get your Art degree at Kirtland.

Kirtland’s Art programs, including Animation & Game Design, Graphic Design and Web Design and Internet Development will make your vision of working with creative people who like to play a reality for you.

These programs are a fantastic opportunity if you’re exploring your potential, considering a job that only a four-year degree will secure, opening your own business or simply looking for top-notch instruction. If you are thinking about building websites, doing graphic design, animation, fine arts or photography, these programs are for you.

Major four-year art colleges are keenly aware of the excellent instructors and noteworthy art program at Kirtland. Some say they know when they have a Kirtland art student because of the high caliber of their work — and they want more.

Kirtland Animation & Game Design and Graphic Design instructors are nationally accredited artists with major accomplishments and powerful relationships with four-year art colleges. Kirtland art graduates have continued their education at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit and the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.

Get your degree in Animation & Game Design from KirtlandKirtland’s Animation & Game Design is an Associate in Applied Science degree. It includes three-dimensional product design and graphic design courses. This program will make your vision of working with creative people who like to play a reality for you. Kirtland’s nationally recognized program will prepare you for a fun and fruitful future. The software publishing industry has more than doubled in nearly two decades and opportunities are everywhere. You could demand $40 per hour and be worth close to $80,000 per year in the software design and animation field because of your associate’s degree in animation and game design. Almost anyone — regardless of core artistic talent — can make their way into this field.

If you look at websites and think they could look and function better, Kirtland’s associate degree in Web Design & Internet Development may be a natural path for you. Even though Kirtland’s Web courses are taught through the Computer Information Services department, they focus heavily on design. You’ll become adept in code-cutting, programming, search engine optimization, hardware and server issues. You could start your own business or have one of the hottest jobs around: developing, improving and maintaining websites for a living. Income levels obviously are determined by your level of education and savvy, but high-end Webmasters in the private sector demand in the upwards of $75,000 per year.

The software publishing industry has more than doubled in nearly two decades and opportunities are everywhere. You could demand $40 per hour and be worth close to $80,000 per year in the software design and animation field because of your associate’s degree in animation and game design. Almost anyone — regardless of core artistic talent — can make their way into this field.

Kirtland recognizes that our world is becoming more visually oriented and graphically based all the time. Everything, from the appearance of control panels on a piece of machinery to the design of Web sites, is created by people with artistic talents. Instructors will make sure you’re ready by working with you to pinpoint your strengths and map out a path for your future.

Get your degree in Art from Kirtland Community CollegeRelated art degrees include:

Associate Transfer degrees

  • Fine Art: Studio Art

Associate in Applied Science degrees

  • Animation & Game Design
  • Foundations in Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • 3-Dimensional Product Design

Certificates

  • Graphic Design

Partnership Programs

  • College for Creative Studies
  • Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

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