Graphic Design: Print Media
- Award: Associate in Applied Science
- Credits: 66
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- WIOA Certified
About this Program
MCTC's Graphic Design program will teach you how to visually communicate important messages and electronically prepare your work for printed reproduction of catalogs, brochures, book jackets, advertisements, packaging, point- of-purchase displays and more. The program's core set of classes will allow you to specialize in graphic design, or migrate to the Web and Interactive Media program. In addition, MCTC offers specialized courses to accommodate both degree-seeking students and industry professionals. Your coursework will cover visual problem-solving, art and design principles, and print production standards, using computer and current design software to create visual solutions for your final projects. Experienced faculty will teach you how visual elements such as type, graphics, illustration and photography work together to make a design more effective. To simulate a professional creative environment, you will work under tight deadlines to design, lay out and produce a variety of printed pieces. Students' finished projects will create a well-rounded portfolio necessary for entry into the design profession. Program faculty will help you prepare your portfolio and give you guidelines on job seeking. Students are required to exhibit their work in the program portfolio show. Faculty have developed numerous award-winning partnerships within the industry and community, and students benefit in numerous ways from these alliances. To successfully complete the program and work in this profession, you will need to own, or have access to, a computer and current design software. You also will need to purchase a large-format portable storage device. MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan State University. Where You Could Work: Advertising agencies, Art studios, Corporate art departments, Government institutions, Graphic design firms, Marketing and public relations firms, Government and education institutions
- Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403