Graphic communications is a great career for creatively minded people who also enjoy computers and technology. Though the tools for design have changed from pen and paper to computers and software, ideas and artistic skill are still important. If you are a creative person with technical savvy, this career is for you.
The Graphic Communications program at Gateway Technical College is a two year associate degree program offered at both the Racine and Elkhorn campuses. Students also have the option to complete all or a portion of the program online which gives students the convenience of working around their schedule. After earning the associate degree, students can pursue a number of certificates that focus on areas such as digital photography and digital publishing.
Students enhance learning with participation in student clubs and an annual district-wide design show. State-of-the-art computer labs and graphic design software help students to generate great portfolios - a must when it comes to job hunting. Additionally, students will benefit from instructors who collectively have more than 50,000 hours of experience in design related fields of visual communication like printing, advertising, branding, web design, multimedia and photography.