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Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications

Approximately 400 full-time undergraduate students are enrolled in the Graphic Communications major and come from over one-third of the United States. Graduates are employed in 29 states and three foreign countries in a broad spectrum of career areas.

The specific backgrounds of individual students vary across the spectrum. They tend to exhibit a strong mechanical aptitude and interest, performed well in and enjoyed art, or perhaps participated in journalism, school newspaper or yearbook programs. Those who remain in this program tend to be self-starters, more independent than average, and slightly to substantially more assertive. Advanced students tend to either be technical or technically-oriented or creative and enjoy the process of carrying their creative interest through to mass-produced products. All students graduate with a core of business management coursework and many choose to minor in Business Administration.

Check out what our students are doing!

Alexandria Gray Odom (left) and Anissa Mollett (right)Clemson students recognized at 2019 FTA FORUM - May 16, 2019
The Flexographic Technical Association's annual FORUM conference and INFOFLEX trade show took place on May 5-8 in New Orleans, LA. At the opening ceremony and awards banquet on May 5, several Clemson Graphic Communications students were awarded scholarships for the coming year.

The first and second place 2019 FFTA (Foundation of FTA) Rossini North America Flexographic Research Scholarships were awarded to Clemson students Alexandria Gray Odom and Anissa Mollett, respectively. The 2019 Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship recipient was Dovie Jeffcoat, also from Clemson. Learn more about the FTA's foundation of scholarships.


A team of Clemson students also participated in the 2019 Phoenix Challenge College Competition and were recognized in the "Execution" category for their innovative packaging solution for local business, Alchemy Improv Theater in Greenville, SC. The students designed and prototyped a puzzle box containing a two-sided BOGO coupon and several stickers in an Art Deco style developed at the Sonoco Institute.

Student Emily Kalshoven participating in The Defectives activity.The following morning, FORUM kicked off with an inaugural Women in Flexo breakfast co-led by Clemson professor Nona Woolbright, followed by a session co-chaired by Sonoco Institute Assistant Director, Bobby Congdon. During the session, titled The Defectives, audience members participated in a print defect activity where they analyzed samples printed at the institute. Upon recognizing each defect, attendees were then polled through the FTA app to determine where they thought each flaw originated. The hands-on activity demonstrated common print defects and how best to work with various disciplines within the printing workflow.

That same day, the 2018 Rossini Scholarship first place award winner Katie Treadaway, a graduating Clemson GC student, presented her findings on Optimizing Relief Depth for High Resolutions and Small Features from her 2018-19 flexographic plate research.

Important Contacts
Department Chair Chip Tonkin, Ph.D.
Advisor Hanna Gardner
Internship Coordinator Carol Jones
Gamma Epsilon Tau Advisor Eric Weisenmiller, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator Nona Woolbright
Erwin Center for Brand Communications Katie Hildebrand