Graphic Design

This program provides students a hands-on opportunity to use computer systems to create original works of art and commercially viable graphic design. The Adobe Creative Suite is the central software used as students gain hands-on experience in applying their knowledge to real-world situations. Design concepts found in traditional art media areas are also taught to enable students to create visually appealing work within the commercial and artistic setting. Coursework continues to build upon concepts learned in lower level classes with the intention to enable students to become more confident with the software and to create more complex digital artwork.

Student Experiences

  • Students will learn and apply fundamentals of various software applications (such as Illustrator and Photoshop), animate design, image editing, drawing and graphic advertising and marketing projects to coordinate technical skills with organization, management, communication, ethics and hardwork.
  • Examine the impact of social media and emerging technologies on the Communication Media Technologies industry
  • Define a professional portfolio (e.g., organized collection of relevant writing, graphics, and projects; artifacts showcasing talents and relevant skills; and summary of professional growth)

Career Opportunities

  • Creative director
  • Drafter (architecture and engineering)
  • Animator
  • Artworker

Student Organization and Industry Certification

  • CTSO
  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

College Program Partner
ASU Main Campus/ ASU Polytechnic Camps

Average Annual Wage: $53,380