Graphic and Web Design

Creativity meets technology

Have you been told you have creative and visualization skills? Do you enjoy analyzing design decisions and often think it could have been done better? If you are attracted to the design elements of color, type, shape, illustration, and layout, then creating web sites and print-ready design solutions can be a very satisfying career choice. Graphic and web designers often thrive on competition and creative license; however, they must constantly adapt to the best solutions for the client. This field can draw out your creative talents and expand your business and marketing expertise. A minimum keyboarding skill of 25 wpm is recommended.

Career Area
Marketing, Sales and Service
Type
Associate Degree
Program Number
10-201-2
Availability
In-Person
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms 
  • 60 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August

Career Outlook

Graphic & Web Design

Median Income: $48,140.00*
 

POTENTIAL JOB TITLES

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Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

 

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

 

Develop and implement websites, web applications, application databases, and interactive web interfaces. Evaluate code to ensure that it is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers and devices. Optimize website performance, scalability, and server-side code and processes. May develop website infrastructure and integrate websites with other computer applications.

 

Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. May use lighting equipment to enhance a subject’s appearance. May use editing software to produce finished images and prints. Includes commercial and industrial photographers, scientific photographers, and photojournalists.

 

Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May work with a producer or director to organize images for final production. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

 

Disclosure:

*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from Lakeshore District, unless noted otherwise (i.e. Wind programs use State of WI.)

ADMISSION AND FIRST SEMESTER ENROLLMENT STEPS

Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

Approximate Costs

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Graphic and Web Design Classes are offered during the day, Monday through Friday.

Faculty Bios

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Brenda Blum

I enjoy sharing my passion of graphic and web design and "real life experiences" with my students. I love watching them gain confidence in their designs and presentation skills as we work through the program.

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