Graphic Communications


Welcome to Clemson Graphic Communications

This video, #WhatIsGC, won The Godfrey's Award for Fall 2015. Video was made from conception through post-production by Alyssa Collado, Emily Amey, Alaina Baker, and Neale Madden students in GC3400. See more student videos on our YouTube Channel.

Mission Statement

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.


Upcoming Events

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Anna Mallard

Delving into Portraiture: GC Faculty Photos Honors Project

Story by GC3400 Honors student, Anna Mallard.

This semester when tasked with an extra project for GC 3400 Digital Imaging and eMedia, I knew that I wanted to complete a project in an area that interested me. Coincidentally, this course contains a segment on photography, a hobby that I have enjoyed for several years and now get to use in my major. Somehow this extra project did not seem like an ‘extra’ project as some might see it. To me, it was a chance to creatively capture people doing what they love—in this case, it was photographing the professors in Clemson’s Graphic Communications program. Sure, it is easy enough to snap a photo of a professor up in front of a class or walking through the halls of Godfrey; but to capture a photo that encompasses someone as a university professional, yet also as someone who takes pride in the work they do, is much different...

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SGIA in Atlanta 2015

ClemsonGC Attends 2015 SGIA Expo

Every year, industry partners, faculty, and students pack their bags and venture from all over the United States to the annual expo held by the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association, better known as SGIA. The 2015 SGIA Expo was held in Atlanta, Georgia, just a little over two hours from Tigertown.

This year, Dr. Weiss, Dr. Weisenmiller, one graduate student, and seven undergraduate students attended the expo on behalf of Clemson University’s Graphic Communications program. For the first time in the history of SGIA, post-secondary member schools were featured on Educator Row...

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