Graphic Design, A.S.

Graphic Design Student Hope Whitely

“Transferring to Three Rivers was a great move for me. I found a field that I absolutely love and a community full of support. Plus, I’ve been given professional opportunities to build skills and try new things.”
Hope Whitely, General Studies, A.S. and Graphic Design, A. S. ’19

This program is for creative people who love to take photographs, shoot video or design brochures, logos and web sites.  In this fast-paced, immediate gratification world, most companies need a graphic designer to create various pieces for their business. The sequence of courses taken will prepare you for immediate employment in a variety of graphic design settings and the necessary skills to make an immediate workforce impact. There are also options if you wish to transfer to a 4-year institution. A state of the art computer lab is available for learning as well as to have access to all of the software programs which are taught. After completing this degree, you will be able to use Mac computers and various software programs for design work.

Career Options

Visual Fine Arts, A.A.
Construction Technology, A.A.S.
Marketing/Transfer, A.S.
Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate
Graphic and Communication Arts Certificate
Marketing Certificate
Marketing Core Certificate
Web Design and Development Certificate

Easy Transfer Options

Central Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Sacred Heart University
Southern Connecticut State University
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
University of New Haven
University of Saint Joseph
Western Connecticut State University

Related Degrees & Certificates

Courses & Outcomes

See below for a list of all full-time Department Faculty. Please note that not all listed faculty may teach courses related to this specific degree or certificate program.

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Kevin Amenta

B.A., Hofstra University; M.A., Quinnipiac UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Communication
Office: C136
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9402
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María Celeste Arrieta, J.D.

B.A., J.D., University of Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina; M.A., University of ConnecticutHumanities and Social Sciences Department Professor of Foreign Language
Office: C112
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9404
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Terrence Delaney, Ph.D.

B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A., Ph.D., Clark UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Department Chair & Professor of History
Office: C118
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9422
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Janet Hagen

B.S., Minnesota State University; M.A., St. Cloud State UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Office: C216
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9433
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Sandra Jeknavorian

B.F.A., University of Hartford; M.F.A., University of MassachusettsHumanities and Social Sciences Department Professor of Art
Office: C152
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9439

Jeffrey Nixon

A.S., Mohegan Community College; B.S., University of New Haven; M.S., Eastern Connecticut State UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Criminal Justice Instructor
Office: C208
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9478
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Peter Patsouris

B.A., Boston University; M. A., Providence CollegeHumanities and Social Sciences Department Professor of International Studies
Office: C108
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9462
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Rhonda Spaziani

B.A., Quinnipiac College; M.S., Southern Connecticut State UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Faculty
Office: C148
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9293


Kevin Amenta