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Graphic Design

Concurrent enrollment with Front Range Community College.

Program Overview

The Graphic Design program teaches through hands-on projects that include the creation of logos, business cards, brochures, stationary, advertisements, posters, T-shirts, CD covers and more!  Problem solving is emphasized using the principles of design, ad color, layout, typography and production artwork.  Students become proficient in the operation of sophisticated MacIntosh graphic design software including Adobe In-Design (design and layout), Adobe Illustrator (drawing) and Adobe Photoshop (photo manipulation).


Graphic designers use design principles to create a variety of commercial applications, ranging in complexity from a simple logo or symbol to an extensive corporate identity packages. Jobs in graphic design include Art Director, Designer, Layout Artist, Production Artist and Computer Designer. Graphic Designers work for companies such as advertising agencies, design firms, in-house graphics departments, commercial printing plants, newspapers, magazines and book publishers.

Although some students are able to secure entry-level employment upon completion of the two-year Graphic Design program, graduates are encouraged to seek additional training and education through a technical college or university. Several local colleges visit the program annually and offer college credit and/or scholarships to students completing the BTEC program.

Career Opportunities For This Program

Advertising/Marketing Industrial Designer Production Artist Web Designer Animator/Illustrator CD/Book Jacket Designer Layout Artist Publication Design Artist Packaging Designer Art Director Entertainment Media

Supplies Needed in Graphic Design:

8 Gig jump drive
Technical Art Pen
1 Ream of print paper
Sketch book

Online Classrooms For This Program

Ms. McKaig's Graphic Design Class