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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.

You will develop a portfolio and we will help you prepare for the job market. Try an internship to get real-world experiences or volunteer for a nonprofit that needs 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.


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.

You can get involved!

You get networking opportunities!

Roxanne W., Graphic Design student
“All of my professors have been so willing to work with me. Everyone is so understanding about when life comes into play. It really is a great environment.”
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Maintain a great portfolio 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.

Download the Graphic Design Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

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

Graphic Design Program Overview