Graphic Design is a program that launches you in a career you will love and gives you the skills to do it well. If you enjoy making a product look good, creating something from nothing or producing really cool computer graphics, then take a look at the digital world of graphic design. Graduates from our program become graphic designers, art directors, and web designers.
Designers need a technical background and a polished portfolio to obtain work in this profession. The program equips students with the technical and creative skills needed to produce a variety of communications pieces. They include advertising, web pages, posters, book covers, logos, letterhead and business cards.
You will learn to use software products from Adobe® that graphic designers use on the job. Combined with the software knowledge, you will study design to make a dynamic portfolio to land the job. The Graphic Design program constantly improves its technology to meet industry needs and keep students current for today's job market.
Estimated Program Costs
In-state tuition and fees: $13,248.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,317.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester
* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
Western Iowa Tech Community College has articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities in the region. Most or all of this degree is accepted by the four-year schools listed below, which means you can continue your education and earn a bachelor's degree. Admissions criteria vary slightly for each school. It is important to talk to your admissions advisor right away to select transferrable classes.
Required Classes for Graphic Design | AAS
|SDV 108||The College Experience||1|
|GRA 131||Digital Layout||3|
|GRA 140||Digital Imaging||3|
|GRA 201||Design Principles I||3|
|SMM 101||Social Media Explored||3|
|ENG 105||Composition I||3|
|GRA 132||Digital Layout II||3|
|GRA 180||Interactive Design||3|
|GRA 207||Design Principles II||3|
|GRA 209||Vector Drawing||3|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|GRA 209||Business Presentations||3|
|ART 186||Digital Photography||3|
|MAT 772||Applied Math||3|
|GRA 141||Digital Imaging II||3|
|GRA 202||Portfolio I||3|
|GRA 248||Interactive Publications||1|
|GRA 286||Creative Media||3|
|GRA 325||Digital Color Theory||3|
|GRA 203||Portfolio II||3|
|GRA 240||Project Management for Creative Careers||2|
|GRA 246||Design Concepts and Trends||3|
|GRA 255||Motion Media Design I||3|
|GRA 700||Capstone for Creative Careers||1|
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