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What will I learn?

When a concept needs to be conveyed visually, a graphic designer steps forward to save the day. By blending art and information you will capture attention in the blink of an eye or the turn of a page.

If you want to channel your artistic talents into something with commercial application, then graphic design could be just what you’re seeking. From paper to computer, you will uncover your style and methods to telling a story with images.

Your portfolio will be updated and we will help you prepare for the job market. Try an internship to get real-world experiences or volunteer for nonprofit who need graphic design assistance via service-learning.  You can also participate in a metro-wide showcase for graphic design students where friends, family and potential employers are invited to view your work.

Why JCCC?

JCCC graphic design classes are set up to mirror the way art schools traditionally teach. Learn at computer labs outfitted with the same software the industry uses. Longer classes (four to five hours) allow teachers to offer instruction and time for you to work on projects reflecting what you’ve just learned.

This “studio time” not only allows hands-on learning but also gives professors the chance to work with you individually. That advice, presented by experienced professors with connections to the profession, makes all the difference.  Lastly, show off your work. Display your printed pieces in secure cabinets around the department, and upload your digital work to a special online gallery.

The Graphic Design Club and Forum is for students, and members meet to network with design professionals. It is one of more than 80 clubs and organizations at JCCC.

Nancy Schneider-Wilson, Professor, Graphic Design
"Students should be ready to devote time to following films, listening to many styles of music, being aware of the retail market and trends, reading magazines and staying attuned to web and social changes."
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Maintain a great portfolio and and you can work as a graphic designer for advertising agencies, publishing houses, online retailers or nearly any business that needs to effectively merge words and images. You can also continue to learn by pursuing a bachelor's degree. Check out transfer opportunities.


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.

Graphic Design Scholarships

  • GCIU Local 235-M Training Fund
  • Hidden Glen Arts Graphic Design Scholarship
  • Ken Walker Graphic Design Scholarship
  • Maggie Sabato Graphic Design Scholarship