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Graphic Communications

Overview
A graphic designer is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. They help to make an organization recognizable by using color, images, and designs that represent a particular idea or identity. Graphic Communications prepares students for careers in graphic design, electronic publishing, specialized design services, advertising, public relations, or self-employment.
Students acquire fundamental skills in image creation and image management procedures and techniques as they create, revise, optimize, and export graphics for video, print and web publishing. Students learn digital photography and understand copyright basics to apply to a digital portfolio. They also develop electronic marketing strategies to promote their work.
Majors
Who Can Attend
High school juniors, High school seniors, Adults
Employment Opportunities
Printing Companies, Graphic Design Companies, Screen Printing Companies, Photography Studios, Public Relations/Marketing Firms, Advertising Companies, Large Companies with Internal Graphic Departments, Self-Employment
Occupational Characteristics
Graphic artists may work independently or as part of a team and may be self-employed or work for an employer. Graphic artists are required to translate ideas into visual form and to express emotions through their work. Work often occurs against deadlines so graphic artists must be able to produce high quality work under pressure. Occasional lifting of 30-40 pounds may be required.
For Success in this Career You Should Have
Ability to communicate in a professional manner, Ability to establish rapport with customers, Ability to do detailed work with hands and eyes, Computer skills, Reading and math skills, Problem solving skills, Proofreading skills, Strong organizational skills, Time management, Willingness to be a lifelong learner, Analytical Skills, Artistic Ability, Creativity
Location(s) and Times
LOCATION:
Rockwell Campus, Information Technology Building
TIMES:
2 sessions:
8:00 am - 10:55 am and 12:30 pm - 3:25 pm
High school students and part-time adults enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.
 
 

Contact Info

Main Number
405.717.7799
7:30am - 8:30pm

Enrollment
405.717.4900

Attendance Numbers
Portland - 405.717.4304
Reno - 405.717.4646
Rockwell - 405.717.4206

Maps and Directions

 
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