Graphic Design

With a graphic design degree from Dunwoody you will gain hands-on, real-world experience that will put you at the top of your field. Use your creative skills to build a professional portfolio and become a successful designer in a variety of creative fields, including marketing, advertising, publishing or packaging.

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Experience Graphic Design at Dunwoody

Dunwoody’s approach to graphic design combines design theory with hands-on projects for an associate’s degree that produces graduates who are ready to work on print, digital, display and packaging projects from day one. Our graphic design studio and state-of-the-art printing and packaging lab means students can have a hand in every aspect of their projects–from conception to completion. In just two years, students obtain the real-world knowledge that employers have come to value in Dunwoody design graduates.

Dunwoody’s Graphic Design program features:
 – Small class sizes, which allow our students ample time with both the instructors and the design and production equipment.
 – Instruction on a Mac OSX system using the Adobe Creative Suite, giving students experience with industry standard tools and software
 – A Graphic Design Industry Internship which partners our students with working professionals to develop technical skills and professional behavior through monitored, on-the-job work experience.
 – A state-of-the-art digital press and packaging design lab, complete with a Xerox iGen4™ Diamond Edition digital press and Esko Kongsberg V20 cutting table.

Degree Information: 

Students earn an Associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete. The classes within this program are offered during the day.

With your Degree: 

With your Graphic Design degree, you are ready to be employed in the production and design industry.

Common job titles our students earn after graduation include:
– Graphic Designer
– Production Artist
Production Designer
Web Designer
Package Designer

Career paths can also branch into:
– Art Direction
– Marketing & Analytics
– Web Design

Recent employers hiring graduates with a Graphic Design degree from Dunwoody include ad agencies and large Minnesota-based companies like:
– Bluedoor Publishing
– Periscope
– Fame
– OlymPak Web Packaging
– Schawk/Anthem

Program Placement Rate: 92%

Data reflects placement for AY2014-15 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact

National Median Salary: $50,940

SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

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