Graphic Design is a hands-on career program that combines art with design. Videos, music, animation, graphics, and photos — media is everywhere. If you want to perfect your creative talents with graphic design and interactive media, this is the program for you.
You Will Learn:
- Design principles and elements
- Industry software
- How to implement conceptual designs
- How to critique others and work with clients
A Typical Student
The typical student is creative and enjoys hands-on projects. Students who enroll in Graphic Design are comfortable using a computer and are proficient navigating a PC or Mac. The typical student is artistically minded and has some artistic skills, especially drawing skills. Students are comfortable working independently on projects, working on a team, and working to help each other.
Get Yourself Ready
To be prepared, focus on art, math, and technology classes. Develop your communication skills, and do well in all academic classes. Employment and admission into college programs is competitive and usually requires a portfolio review. The following courses will help prepare students for the Graphic Design program, college, and a career in the graphic design field:
- Computer Applications
- Creative Writing
- Introduction to Communications