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Program prepares graduates for careers as graphic artists, graphic illustrators, and desktop publishers

October 28, 2021

The Blinn College District’s online Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Graphic Design has been ranked the best online associate degree program in graphic design by

The website provides an objective, influence-based ranking for people, schools, and disciplinary programs that make up the world of higher education. Blinn’s program received top honors based on the academic influence of faculty and alumni in the graphic design discipline.

“Our students are finding employment with their capstone portfolios and external learning experiences,” Graphic Design Program Coordinator Tim Weaver said. “This ranking further illustrates not only their talent and dedication, but also the hard work of the faculty teaching and mentoring in this program.”

Blinn’s AAS Degree in Graphic Design is a 60-credit-hour program that is available completely online and on the Bryan Campus. The program prepares students for immediate entry into the workforce with courses in digital imaging and publishing, computer illustration, web design, typography, digital video and photography, art direction, and an internship. In addition to the AAS degree, Blinn also offers a 42-credit-hour Graphic Design Certificate that can be completed in three semesters as well as occupational skills awards in graphic design and digital photography.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who work in arts and design occupations earn a median salary of $49,600.

Blinn has been recognized as one of the best institutions in Texas for online instruction with 28 associate degree programs and 18 certificate and skills awards that can be completed entirely online. To learn more about Blinn’s online programs, visit

For more information about Blinn’s AAS Degree in Graphic Design, visit or contact Weaver at

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