To develop dedicated, practical problem solving people for the printing, publishing, imaging, packaging and allied industries.
The numerous graphic communications industries encompass areas such as graphic design, distribution, technology, printing, packaging, marketing and web design/development. Think of each of the products you use every day, each of which were designed, marketed, printed, packaged, sold and delivered.
The Department of Graphic Communications’ philosophy centers on a unique concept of hands-on learning. Students experience the equipment, theories, and necessary problem solving found throughout the diverse industries.
Our graduates are very successful in a variety of professions within the realm of graphic communications. This is due to the department's outstanding faculty, curriculum, and the methods employed in our facilities. Each student is required to work two internships offering a wide range of experiences and the opportunity to build industry contacts for future employment.
As a student in Graphic Communications you will develop both technical and creative abilities through a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum to become a successful professional in a technology driven and dynamic multi-billion-dollar industry.
By Kaitlin Edwards, GC class '14
TAGA (Technical Association of the Graphic Arts) is an international organization focused on the technical advancement of the graphics industry. Along with professional members, TAGA also has several student chapters at different universities around the world. These student chapters participate in an annual print competition in which each school designs produces a journal. Journals are judged at the annual TAGA conference based on print quality, special processes, design and several other factors. The school with the best journal takes home the prize, Helmut Kipphan Cup.
Clemson’s chapter prides itself on having as much hands on activity with the design and production of the journal as we can ...
By Dr. Nona Woolbright
The DSCOOP (Digital User Group) conference was held in Orlando, Florida from March 6-9, 2014, at the Gaylord Hotel. The Department of Graphic Communications was lucky enough to bring along four bright and talented students, Elise Stock, Katie Runge, Deanne Anthony, and graduate student, Lauren McCain. The young ladies worked with the event coordinators from DSCOOP to put together the final touches of the event from stuffing and distributing goodie bags to working the doors for special workshop events ...