This is a two-year program that meets every week day for an hour and twenty minutes.
First year students take Fundamentals of Advertising and Graphic Design and learn
to apply artistic techniques to present information via illustrations and other forms
of printed media. Students will work with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to learn
design basics, typography, color theory and advertising.
Second year students will take Intermediate Advertising and Graphic Design which emphasizes the integration of computer skills and knowledge of software used in the marketplace. Students learn advanced design and computer skills, digital photography, web development, animation and develop a professional portfolio and resume.
There is a wide range of opportunities for students who graduate this program. Most
of our students continue their education in graphic design, marketing, advertising
or web design. But many have found jobs directly after graduation working as entry-level
production designer, at a media company creating online advertising, working at print
shops doing t-shirt design and print production.
If you are a creative problem solver, this is definitely a field where you will be able to find job placement.
Students who complete this program will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Media and receive 6 hours of concurrent credit for Adobe InDesign, Digital Photography and Designing for the Internet.