Graphic Design

Graphic designers have a unique blend of technical training and creativity used to communicate ideas to broad audiences using a variety of mediums.

Graduates of a Graphic & Media Arts degree plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems. They find the most effective way to get messages across in print and electronic media using color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques. They also produce promotional displays, packaging, marketing materials, logo and branding projects, and solutions for outdoor media, billboards, and signage.

Topics Covered:

  • Graphic Design Layout
  • Digital Photography
  • Multimedia Web Design
  • Applications-based Web Design/Computer Animation
  • Production Techniques

The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design and Media Art consists of 69 credits and can be completed in four semesters.

Students interested in CCC's Graphic Design and Media Art program can apply for general admission to the college and then file a degree plan with an Academic Advisor.

Employment in the field of Graphic and Media Art is expected to grow 13 percent, as fast as the average for all occupations from 2008—2018. According to the American Institute of Graphic Arts, median annual cash compensation for entry-level designers was $35,000 in 2008. Many talented individuals are attracted to careers in Graphic and Media Art, therefore individuals with Web site design and animation experience will have the best opportunities.


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For more information about CCC's Fine Arts or Graphic Design programs, please contact:

Raymond Walker
Division Chair, Fine Arts

celia donofrio
Celia Donofrio
Academic Advisor

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