Graphic Design

The Graphic Design program brings out the designer in its students and adds real-world, hands-on skills. Students learn how to take a creative project from concept to completion and are prepared to work in a variety of creative fields, including marketing, advertising, publishing and packaging.

Degree Information: Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.

Common Job Titles
Graphic Designer; Production Artist

Recent Employers
Fame; Mello Smello; Periscope

The program provides instruction in industry standard hardware (Apple OSX) and software (Adobe’s Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge and Acrobat). Topics covered include color theory and color management, typography, layout and design, and digital asset management. Web design and packaging design are also addressed. Arts & Sciences curriculum supports both the students’ technical direction and enhances their oral and written communication skills, fundamental math skills and critical thinking ability. The course of study culminates in an industry internship or capstone project where the students gain on-the-job experience.

Program Placement Rate: 100%
Data reflects placement for AY2012-13 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

SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the
Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the
Bureau of Labor and Statistics,



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