Graphic Design

Graphic Design Emphasis

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
69 credits minimum
Graphic designers are responsible for the creative concept, design, layout and execution of printed and digital materials such as ads, brochures, logos, annual reports, catalogs, signs, packaging, and posters. Students electing to pursue Graphic Design will prepare themselves for entry-level work in various applications of visual art, graphic design, and advertising. Students will learn visual art business practices and they will prepare a professional portfolio. Graphic creativity and proficiency in current computer programs necessary for employment in the graphic design field are integral parts in this program.

Career Opportunities

Students who elect to specialize in Graphic Design receive job-entry skills and training in various applications of visual art, graphic design and advertising. Students may find jobs in a variety of industries such as: Graphic Design, Package Design, Advertising & Marketing, TV & Film, Book & Magazine Publishing, Printing, Web Design, Animation, Textile Design, Tradeshow & Exhibit Design, Game Design, Research and Public Relations. Positions may include: Creative Director, Associate Creative Director, Senior Art Director, Art Director, Jr. Art Director, Sr. Graphic Designer, Jr. Graphic Designer, Senior Production Artist, Entry-level Production Artist, Production Manager, Production Associate, Production Assistant, Design Manager, Graphic Design Engineer, Web Designer, Composition Technician, Desktop Publishing Technician, Prepress Department Technician, Paper Representative, Printing Representative, etc.