Students who complete Graphic Design courses will apply design principles, concepts and craft to create innovative messaging and visual solutions, as well as explore the history, criticism and business of communication design.

 The Graphic Design program is designed to prepare students for freelance careers and/or entry-level employment in advertising agencies, printing and publishing firms, television and motion picture studios, advertising departments of large companies, commercial art studios, desktop publishing, production art, graphics photography, electronic prepress, offset printing, and bindery operations. Students learn to draw, paint, plan, design think two and three-dimensionally, and satisfy art directors and clients.

Department Administration and Staff

Office: AA-101
Phone: (805) 553-4121

  • Jennifer Kalfsbeek-Goetz, Dean
  • Linda Sanders, Administrative Assistant

Department Chair

  • Lydia Etman

Phone: (805) 378-1400 | Ext.1601

Full-time Faculty

  • Svetlana Kasalovic

Phone: (805) 378-1400 | Ext.1640


  • Jodi Dickey

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