The Graphic Communications program provides students with broad exposure to graphic design and digital imaging technologies while preparing them for a variety of employment opportunities. Students receive instruction in the topics of art theory, typography, graphic design, photographic composition, image editing, color theory, web page development, and file preparation. Students also gain hands-in experience in studio photography, wide format printing, screen printing, vinyl cutting, and digital printing and finishing. Applications studied include Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and other software.
Graduates of this program pursue a variety of careers including those in design and layout, desktop publishing, digital imaging, screen printing, and digital photography. Employment may be found at both small and large commercial printers, copy centers, and media companies. The program’s offerings also prepare graduates for self-employment options and for continued education at four-year institutions.
Graphic Communications Associate in Applied Science