The Graphic Design program offers a diverse educational experience in all phases of graphic communications. The program exposes the student to a thorough scope of the industry. The program’s faculty cover and discuss all the phases of the Graphic Arts Industry which leads to an understanding of mass production of graphic designs. This is the unique characteristic of our program. A strong combination of theory and hands-on application gives students a variety of valuable, as well as very employable, learning experiences.
As one of the largest and most diversified industry in the country, the graphic arts industry offers a large variety of placement opportunities. Graduates obtain positions as graphic designers, desktop publishers, electronic pre-press pre-flighters, scanning and imaging specialists, web page designers, art specialists for screen printing, pre-press customer service representatives, and sales trainees. Projected growth in the graphics communication industry shows increased demand for highly skilled individuals in all areas. Recent graduates have successfully transferred their Associate Degree credits to Keene State College, Plymouth State University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Savannah College of Art.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in a cooperative education experience with a host graphics communication company. The combination of classroom and co-op industry experience provides a very successful educational program.
In order to be successful in the Graphic Design Program a student must:
- have command of the English language;
- have normal vision for reading instructions and course materials;
- have a high school diploma or equivalent;
- be able to complete requirements for college level classes;
- be able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions;
- have sufficient vision to make fine visual discriminations;
- have reading comprehension skills sufficient to read and comprehend service literature;
- have communication skills sufficient to prepare required reports;
- have a sufficient dexterity to perform manual skills related to graphics industry;
- have adequate typing skills;
- have good understanding of measurement systems;
- have the ability to work with others;
- have a good eye for detail/attitude toward quality.
As a result of completing the Graphic Design Program, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the theory and processes associated with the Graphic Design profession;
- understand and use appropriately, in both verbal and written context, the technical vocabulary associated with the Graphic Design profession;
- demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking skills to successfully problem solve customer needs;
- demonstrate the skills and attitudes of a lifelong learner.
Contact Wayne Fraser in Admissions at (603) 603-366-5210 to get started in this exciting and creative industry.