Second-year students have the opportunity to work on more complex projects and projects for local clients. Advanced instruction includes experiences in various printing processes as well as projects in multimedia design.  At this point, students are beginning a basic understanding of motion and how to create movement using text and image. Second-year students continue their work in Adobe Creative Cloud with the programs utilized in their first year, but also experiment with Adobe After Effects, Animate and Dreamweaver. Throughout year one and year two, students apply their skills to client and community projects from initial client meetings to final critiques and products. Second-year students also work on completing their portfolios for presentation to postsecondary institutions and employers.


When you finish

Students go on to a 2-year or 4-year colleges to major in fine arts, graphic design, computer graphic technology, web design, and more. Students also join the workforce in entry-level design related fields.


Industry Certifications

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Adobe Certified Professional – ILLUSTRATOR

Adobe Certified Professional – PHOTOSHOP

Adobe Certified Professional – INDESIGN


Testing required. Fees may apply. Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma and Graduation Pathways certification.


Student Evaluation

After the completion of two years in the program, students are evaluated on technical and essential skills. The Technical Skills Evaluation documents the Graphic Design skills learned. The Essential Skills Evaluation documents the workplace skills all WCC students learn. The documents were developed by WCC teachers, in cooperation with business partners and industry advisory committees, and are updated each year.


Graphic Design Technical Skills Evaluation

Essential Skills Evaluation