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.
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
- Web graphics
- Logo design
Design principles necessary to produce designs for:
- Printed ads
- 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
|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|
|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
|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
|ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I||3/4|
|SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I or LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness and SPT 2172 - Interpersonal Communication||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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