Graphic DesignThis program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.
Graphic designers develop a variety of visual communication solutions for clients including magazine, billboard and newspaper advertising, product packaging, brochures, brand development, catalogs, editorial graphics, book covers, and posters.
The aim is integration of the conceptual and the technical. Students will develop critical and conceptual thinking skills so that they can communicate any idea clearly, creatively and powerfully. Students will be prepared for the practice of design in the professional context and provided the basis for their continued creative, personal and professional growth. With a problem-solving, project-based format, students will develop visual communication skills, explore the integration of type and images through a variety of traditional and computer media and imaginatively deliver messages responsive to the needs of the client and their target audience.
The Graphic Design program is a two-year computer intensive learning experience focusing on industry-standard practices. Dedicated to keeping up with technological advances affecting the visual arts, the program integrates technology with fine arts sensibility. Students with little experience with computers should take special note of the "Academic Preparation" section.
Graduating graphic design students wishing to further build their web design skills could also receive an Associate of Applied Business in New Media by completing an additional 11 courses in the New Media curriculum.