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NOTE: The Graphic Design and Multimedia programs are in the process of merging into a single discipline called Design.  Beginning in the Fall 2022 semester, program information will be found under “Design” and courses will be searchable in the Schedule of Classes under “DES”.


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.

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.


Department Chair: Erika Lizée

Phone: (805) 553-4170