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.
In summer Mini-semester A, Mr. Jacobs offered the first GC2510 special projects course. This course was intended to introduce students to the unique challenges of designing and implementing training workshops. It is fairly common for graduates of the GC program to do some form of in-house training within their first year of employment, and most recent graduates feel underprepared for the challenge.
This Summer 2015 GC2510 project was to design an Adobe Muse introduction half-day workshop for the Computers & Writing Conference.
At the conference we were immersed in an environment composed of industry leaders speaking on topics ranging from: design fundamentals, how to work well with designers, other disciplines of programming, entrepreneurship, images for the web, coding languages, accessibility, efficiency and more. In the course of a few days we were provided with the widest possible gamut of exposure and we now have a well-rounded view of the industry.
We attended a full day, hands-on workshop the first day at the conference. Megan says “I attended the User Experience and Animation workshop where we were able to participate and learn in a classroom like setting. The most enriching part of the entire conference was by far the workshop....