Perkinston Campus

Learn the Art of Graphic Design

About the Program

The Graphic Design Technology curriculum is a two-year program of study designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment and advancement in the field of graphic design, commercial art, media art, and web graphics.

Salary Range

In Mississippi, the median salary is $46,710. Nationally, the income range is $28,560– $83,140.

What Students Learn

Students receive instruction in the design and execution of:

  • Printed publications
  • Packaging
  • Web graphics
  • Illustrations
  • Rendering
  • Logo design

Design principles necessary to produce designs for:

  • Printed ads
  • Books
  • Posters
  • Billboards
  • Catalogs
  • Brochures
  • Other forms of visual communications

Course work references industry specifications, including the selection of ink and paper, screen printing, sign making, and other printing/binding techniques.

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Graphic Design Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Graphic Design Technology Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
ART 1433 - Design I 3
CAT 1113 - Graphic Design and Production I 3
CAT 1143 - Typography 3
CAT 1213 - Fundamentals of Graphic Computers 3
WDT 1413 - Web Design Applications I 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
BOT 1493 - Social Media Management 3
CAT 1123 - Graphic Design and Production II 3
CAT 1323 - Advertising Principles for Digital Design 3
CAT 2223 - Basic Photography 3
CAT 2313 - Basic Advertising Design 3

Total Credits: 30/31

Graphic Design Technology Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
CAT 2133 - Graphic Design Studio 3
CAT 2263 - Web Graphic Production 3
CAT 2323 - Advanced Advertising Design 3
CAT 2333 - Practical Advertising Techniques 3
ART 1313 - Drawing I 3

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I or LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness and SPT 2172 - Interpersonal Communication 3
Math/Natural Science 3/4*
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3

Total Credits: 14/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit..

* MAT 1033 – Technical Mathematics, MAT 1313 – College Algebra or higher or any laboratory science.

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For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and degree programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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