Program Purpose: Students who complete Graphic Design courses will apply design principles, concepts and technologies to create innovative messaging and visual solutions, as well as explore the history, criticism and business of communication design.
The Graphic Design program prepares students for freelance careers and/or entry-level positions in the graphic design market, as well as for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The program emphasizes the basic skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to implement creative, technical, and esthetic solutions into print and publication design; web and interface design; branding, identity and type design.
NOTE: The Graphic Design and Multimedia programs are in the process of merging into a single discipline called Design. Beginning in the Fall 2022 semester, program information will be found under “Design” and courses will be searchable in the Schedule of Classes under “DES”.
Students planning to transfer need to consult with a counselor, prepare a Student Education Plan, and take advantage of the support services available in the Career Transfer Center located in Fountain Hall, (805) 378-1536.