Visual Design

Undergraduate Learning Track

The undergraduate learning track in Visual Design offers a basic introduction to computer graphics theory and concepts. You will learn the principles and practices of image manipulation, enhancement, and storage with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as you explore effective visual design practices.  

Students enrolling in this program must have access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator or the Adobe Creative Cloud. These applications are not provided by the university nor covered by the university’s undergraduate book grant.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online learning track is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Image enhancement principles and practices
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Building and managing vector graphic files
  • Graphic design and print media

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Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.

Additional Costs

In addition to tuition & fees for this program, please note:

  • You will be required to take our COLL099 Classroom Success course. This is a non-credit bearing course that has no associated tuition costs, but does incur a $50 course fee.
  • You will not be able to use military tuition assistance (TA), veteran’s educational benefits, or federal student aid (FSA) to pay for learning track courses.